WATERFORD — A local man was killed early Wednesday when his motorcycle crossed the center line of Five Kezars Road and struck a pickup truck head-on, Maine State Trooper Adam Fillebrown said.

Horace N. Wallace, 51, was riding on a 1980 Suzuki 850, which collided with a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Stanley Rowe, 74, of Waterford at about 8:30 a.m., police said.

“It appears that there’s probably no improper action by the pickup truck,” Maine State Police Lt. Walter Grzyb said.
Rowe told police the motorcycle came around a corner and crossed into his path.

  Wallace recently moved to Waterford and had registered the motorcycle at the Town Office on Tuesday, town officials said.

It did not appear Wallace was wearing a helmet, according to an eyewitness on the scene.

Five Kezars Road is off Route 35 in Waterford and about a mile from Melby’s Market, a local landmark.

The accident remained under investigation and police were unsure why the motorcycle, which appeared to be in good working order, crossed the center line, Grzyb said.

Sun Journal staff writer M. Dirk Langeveld contributed to this report.

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Wallace had registered the motorcycle the previous day at the Waterford Town Office. State Trooper Adam Fillebrown, in blue, is investigating the crash. Also in the photo, in brown uniform, is Deputy Josh Wyman of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Dept.

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