AUGUSTA — A Sidney man died tonight from injuries he sustained in a dirt bike accident.

Deborah Turcotte, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said 34-year-old Shannon Post died at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

Post had been operating a Kawasaki 250 dirt bike on an ATV trail off Scenic Drive West in Augusta when his bike collided with a tree. He was wearing a helmet, chest protector and waist protector at the time.

Two other bikers were riding with Post when the accident happened around 12:15 p.m. Monday. Post was transported to the hospital where he underwent treatment for hip, rib and other injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Maine Warden Service.

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