OXFORD — An Auburn motorcyclist died Monday of injuries suffered when he ditched his bike at the entrance to Oxford Plains Speedway last month to avoid a collision.
Richard A. Lothrop, 58, of 6 Russell Ave. had been a patient at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston following the crash on the evening of Aug. 26.
He was driving his 1996 Royal Star Yamaha south on Route 26 when a truck hauling a stock car pulled out of the racetrack to head in the same direction and the driver didn't see Lothrop, Oxford County Deputy Sheriff Josh Wyman said. Lothrop ditched his motorcycle to avoid hitting the truck and trailer, the investigator said. Lothrop was not wearing a helmet.
The driver of the truck, 17-year-old Kristen Brown of Poland, was not hurt, police said.
No charges had been brought as of last week, Wyman said. The accident
report will be turned over to the district attorney for review. Wyman
said there was no indication that speed or alcohol were
involved in the crash.