LOVELL — A 49-year-old woman was killed Saturday after the motorcycle she was riding on collided with a car on Route 5.
Sgt. Matthew Baker of the Oxford County Sheriff's Office said Jean Fisher of Leeds and her 46-year-old husband, Joseph Fisher, of Leeds were thrown from their 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King. Joseph was driving the motorcycle north when it struck the back of a station wagon driven by 61-year-old Peter Ellsworth of Bedford, Mass., at the intersection with North Lovell Road.
“The car stopped to make a left-hand turn,” Baker said. “For whatever reason the motorcycle didn't see that the car had stopped and was unable to stop in time.”
Baker said neither Joseph nor Jean was wearing a helmet. Jean died of blunt force trauma to the head, and Joseph was taken to Bridgton Hospital and then to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Ellsworth was not hurt in the accident.
Baker and Deputy Robert Ryder responded to the scene, along with Trooper Tom Welch of the Maine State Police, Fryeburg Rescue, and the Lovell Fire Department. A section of Route 5 was closed for about four hours to allow police to do accident reconstruction work.