Florida man dies in Fryeburg motorcycle crash

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FRYEBURG — A 69-year-old Florida man died on Route 302 on Friday night when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a utility pole and a large rock.

Norman Lee of Merritt Island, Florida, was riding west on his 2017 Harley-Davidson FLHXS when he left the road on a curve, according to Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin.

Lee tried to correct the motorcycle after leaving the road, traveling 200 feet before hitting the pole and a rock.

He was ejected from his seat and died at the scene. Lee was an experienced rider and was not wearing a helmet.

The road was closed for nearly three hours after the 6:45 p.m. crash.

The man was traveling in a group of three motorcycles, along with his son and grandson, according to police.

“Additional crash details are still under investigation as we narrow down the specifics,” Potvin said in a written statement. “We do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in this crash.”
The chief added, “The death of Lee was witnessed by his very close family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lee family as they deal with this extremely traumatic event.”
Potvin said he did not expect any charges to be filed. “We are working closely with the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office to learn further details,” he said.

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