Maine Man Charged Following Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle Saturday Night
A Maine man is now in custody following a crash that happened Saturday night and resulted in the death of a motorcycle rider.
According to WABI TV 5, police are saying that alcohol was a likely factor in a crash that killed an Indian Township man on Saturday evening.
Officials say that at around 8:30 Saturday evening, 48-year-old Daniel Lyons of Veazie, was driving his sedan on Airline Road in Township 22 when his car crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming motorcycle head-on.
WABI reports that the rider, 49-year-old Charles Brown, was thrown from the motorcycle. First-responders pronounced Brown dead at the scene.
Lyons reportedly fled the scene of the crash on foot. A short while later, police located him near the wreck and were able to take him into custody, WABI reports.
Lyons was treated for injuries sustained during the crash and was subsequently charged with manslaughter and operating under the influence.
We will continue to keep this story updated as more information and details regarding upcoming court appearances are released.
As the weather begins to warm and motorcyclists take to the Maine roadways, it's important to remember to always be on the lookout for motorcyclists and pedestrians alike. Additionally, it is paramount to absolutely never drink and drive. The life you save could be your own.
**All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law**