Late Friday night, June 10, Maine State Police and Winslow Police responded to a motorcycle crash in front of Augusta Cash Fuel on Rt. 201 in Winslow.
Initial investigation indicates the driver of the motorcycle was attempting to pass another vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver of the motorcycle did not survive. The identity of the driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Just prior to the crash a Maine State Police Trooper observed the driver speeding on Rt. 201 in Vassalboro. As he activated his lights and sirens the driver took off at a high rate of speed and the Trooper out of an abundance caution made the decision not to pursue the vehicle into the more urban area of Winslow.
The Maine State Police Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash.