AUBURN — A Lisbon man accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident near his home in June was charged Tuesday with a felony.

Zachary Greene, 24, of 24 Spring St. was indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury or death. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison. He also is charged with misdemeanor violation of condition of release.

According to police, Greene had been turning from Lisbon Street onto Memorial Street when his pickup truck struck a motorcycle driven by Jeff Sickel, 28, of Brunswick on June 11.

Greene was arrested and his truck impounded and examined for evidence.

Police said Greene told them he thought he saw the operator of the motorcycle that collided with his truck “fly over the hood” and land in the roadway, according to court records.

Sickel, who suffered extensive head injuries, was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where he later died.

Greene told Lisbon police that he had been returning home from a McDonald’s restaurant on Lisbon Street around 10 p.m. when he made the left turn onto Memorial Street.

“As he made his turning maneuver, he heard something hit his truck,” according to police.

Greene told police he didn’t see anything, so he continued driving to his home about 300 yards away. He said he checked the front of his truck for damage and, seeing none, went to his room. He only noticed damage the next morning, he said.

He said he suspected the crash had been serious when he could see emergency vehicles at the scene from his bedroom window, according to police.

Greene, who held a medical marijuana card, told police he’d been fearful they would think he’d been smoking because he had a small amount of the drug in his truck at the time.

A court appearance is scheduled for December.

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