AUGUSTA — A Pittston man died Sunday evening after a motorcycle he was driving along Stone Street went into the opposite lane and struck a car head-on, police said.

The man, James K. Bickford, 51, was driving the motorcycle south on Stone Street, and the crash happened near the intersection of Cross Street, Sgt. Daniel Boivin said Monday. It was reported at 6:19 p.m.

Two people were in the Ford Fiesta that collided with the motorcycle. Both people in the car were taken to the hospital for complaints of pain, including its driver, Wendall F. Wheeler, 70, of Dresden, according to Boivin.

The crash is still under investigation, and more information was not immediately available about its causes. Boivin did not immediately know whether Bickford died at the scene of the crash or later.

This story will be updated.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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