A Washington man died after his motorcycle collided with a truck and trailer on Turner Ridge Road in Somerville the afternoon of Friday, June 24.
Christopher L. Lascoutx, 78, of Washington, was driving his black 2019 Triumph motorcycle south on Turner Ridge Road when it collided with a red 2020 Ford F-350 pulling a trailer, according to a press release from the Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office.
The truck, owned by Lucas Tree Service, was making a right turn from a power line access road approximately one-half mile from the intersection with Colby Road to head north on Turner Ridge Road, according to the press release.
The motorcycle struck the truck broadside in the road and Lascoutx died from his injuries at the scene, according to the press release. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and Lascoutx was wearing a helmet and riding jacket.
Speed is being considered as a factor in the collision, according to the LCSO release.
The driver of the truck, Brandon Higgins, 23, of Etna, and passenger Ryan Mack, 25, of Waterville, were both uninjured in the collision. Both were wearing seatbelts, according to the release.
Turner Ridge Road was closed for about three hours and the Somerville Fire Department detoured traffic.
LCSO deputies responded to the collision after receiving a report at 2:52 p.m. on June 24. Delta Ambulance Service also responded.