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Two dead in Clifton motorcycle crash

10:09 AM, Jul 1, 2013   |    comments
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CLIFTON, Maine (AP) - Police say two people have died in a motorcycle crash in Clifton.

Penobscot County Chief Deputy Troy Morton says a man and a woman were killed when their motorcycle struck a guard rail on Route 9 eastbound at about 6 p.m. Sunday. He says speed appears to be a factor.

No names were immediately released.

Morton says a witness reported that the motorcycle was speeding and passing other vehicles when it lost control on a curve, went into the oncoming lane, and struck the guard rail. Both riders were thrown and pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither victim was wearing a helmet.

The accident remains under investigation.

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