August 19, 2019
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Motorcyclist dies in Lincoln crash

Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN
Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN
LINCOLN, Maine -- 07/22/17 -- Officers from Lincoln and the Maine State Police are investigating a deadly car-motorcycle crash near Drinkwater's Variety on Route 2. A man, whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.

LINCOLN, Maine — A Howland man died Saturday afternoon after a woman drove her car out of a convenience store parking lot and into the path of his motorcycle, according to police.

The motorcyclist, who was identified Sunday as Jeffrey Luddon, 50, of Howland, was traveling south toward Enfield when the collision occurred around 3:30 p.m. near Drinkwater’s Variety.

Witnesses said that the store’s parking lot was nearly full when the crash happened and that the red Chevrolet sedan the woman was driving was heavily damaged on the driver-side door after the motorcyclist went into a skid and struck it.

The woman driving the car, whose name was being withheld, was taken to Penobscot Valley Hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered in the crash.

A Maine State Police accident reconstruction team and a Penobscot County assistant district attorney were called to Lincoln and were expected to arrive shortly.

Both lanes of Route 2 temporarily were closed to traffic due to the crash.

Bangor Daily News writer Dawn Gagnon contributed to this report.

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