An Eddington man died early Saturday morning after he crashed his motorcycle into a utility pole on outer Forest Avenue in Orono, according to police.
Peter Goodin, 55, died at the crash site, which was about a quarter-mile beyond Orono Landing Road, Orono Police Chief Josh Ewing said Sunday.
According to Ewing, Goodin’s crashed motorcycle was spotted near the pole by a passing motorist, who called police around 6 a.m. on Saturday. He said that the crash likely had happened hours earlier but that there did not appear to have been any witnesses.
Ewing said that police have been tracing back Goodin’s activities during the hours preceding the crash. Goodin last was seen by a friend around 1 a.m.
“This appears to be an accident. We don’t feel alcohol was involved,” Ewing said.
Ewing said that the crash, which is being reconstruction by an Old Town police officer, remains under investigation.
“We may never know what happened,” he said.
Goodin was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.