Auburn woman dies in early Sunday morning motorcycle crash

TURNER — Police are investigating an early morning motorcycle crash on a dirt road in Turner.

According to Sgt. Don Shead of the Maine State Police, the crash occurred at about 12:58 a.m. Sunday on Betty Road in Turner. Kristin Gagne, 25, of Auburn was pronounced dead at the scene after a motorcycle she was a passenger on hit three trees and a rock.

The driver of the 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Matthew Alexander, also 25, of Turner received just minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Shead said that it wasn't clear why the two were traveling on Betty Road. He said it was believed they were visiting friends that lived along the dead end road.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said that alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Maine State Police.

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My heart and sympathies go

My heart and sympathies go out to all that were here this night.Losing a friend can be hard on not only family but the friends and in this instance even harder on those all around:-( So many young lives were lost this weekend.My prayers go out to all for strength during this trying time!

Dave Bisson's picture

She will be missed.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Kristin's family, friends and co-workers.

Jen Bernier's picture

So sad. She was such a nice

So sad. She was such a nice girl. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed by many.

Heather Gagne's picture

Consideration for family

I know that there is a lot of speculation and rumors going around about Kristin's death but I just want to ask, if you decide to comment, please be careful of what you say. Family is/will be reading this.


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