Motorcycle Crash

Maine State Police investigating fatal crash in Danforth

UPDATE: MSP have located Rian Moore. Thank you for your assistance. 

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.
On Sunday, May 29, 2022, at approximately 2:45 p.m. the Maine State Police responded to a crash on Springfield Road in T8 R4 NBPP near Danforth. The investigation found that the driver of a 2003 Ford Explorer was heading South when the driver crossed the center line and struck two motorcycles, an orange 2009 Harley Davidson Street Glide driven by 50-year old Don Charette of Frenchville, and a black 2012 Harley Davidson Street Glide driven by 30-year-old Jesse Ouellette of St Agatha. Charette and Ouellette were transported to a local hospital. Charette did not survive the crash. Ouellette suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both operators were not wearing helmets.
The Ford Explorer is registered to 35-year-old Rian Moore of Danforth. The driver of the Explorer fled the scene of the crash and has not been located. If anyone observed this crash or knows the whereabouts of Moore, please contact the Maine State Police at 973-3700.
The Maine State Police were assisted on scene by the Calais Fire/EMS and Danforth Fire. The Maine Warden Service and the Maine Forest Service are also assisting in the investigation. 

Motorcycle Crash in Crawford

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

On Saturday May 14, 2022 at approximately  5:00 p.m. Maine State Police responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash in Crawford. Initial investigation determined that the driver 64-year-old Brian Colby of Bucksport and his passenger 41-year-old Brandi Rossell of Hudson were traveling southbound on Route 9 in Crawford when Colby lost control of his motorcycle. Colby and Rossell both suffered serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Maine State Police Troopers continue to investigate the crash.

Downeast EMS, Life Flight, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and local fire departments assisted on scene.

I-95 Motorcycle Crash

From desk of Shannon Moss

A motorcycle crash closed I-95 briefly while the occupants were transported to area hospitals with life threatening injuries. 

At approximately 1:50 p.m., Maine State Police from Troop C were dispatched to a motorcycle crash in the northbound lane of I-95 near mile marker 114 in Augusta. The motorcycle was carrying two occupants, a male driver and a female passenger, who have not been identified. Both were LifeFlighted to Portland. Both occupants were not wearing helmets.

Troopers were assisted by Augusta Fire and Rescue on the scene.

The cause of the crash is thought to be a mechanical malfunction. Both lanes were closed while the accident was cleared. 

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