WINSLOW — A 67-year-old motorcyclist was killed late Saturday when he attempted to pass a vehicle on Route 201 in Winslow, according to police.

Paul Rodrigue of Canaan crashed about 11 p.m. in front of Augusta Cash Fuel, according to Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

“Initial investigation indicates the driver of the motorcycle was attempting to pass another vehicle at the time of the crash,” Moss wrote in a statement released Sunday.

Moss added Monday that it appeared Rodrigue lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to pass the vehicle, leading to the crash. He was wearing a helmet, according to Moss.

Moss said that prior to the crash, a Maine state trooper “observed the driver speeding on Route 201 in Vassalboro.”

“As (the trooper) activated his lights and sirens, the driver took off at a high rate of speed and the trooper out of an abundance of caution made the decision not to pursue the vehicle into the more urban area of Winslow,” Moss wrote in her statement.

Winslow police assisted Maine State Police at the scene.

The Maine State Police Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash.

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