A Somersworth, New Hampshire, man became Maine’s 27th motorcycle fatality this year in a crash Saturday night on Lower Cross Road in Lebanon.

Maine State Police said Matthew Goodwin, 26, was killed when his 2006 Suzuki 650 motorcycle skidded as he traveled west while approaching an intersection at 10:40 p.m. The motorcycle went through the intersection and struck trees and rocks.

Goodwin was not wearing a helmet. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Lebanon Fire and Rescue personnel.

State Trooper Jason Wing said the cause appears to be speed and unfamiliarity with the road. A blood test is being conducted to determine if alcohol was a factor.

Troopers are trying to determine where Goodwin had spent the earlier part of the evening and have asked anyone with information to call Wing at 657-3030.

Saturday’s crash was about 4 miles from a motorcycle crash Sept. 5 on Route 202 in Lebanon that resulted in the death of motorcyclist Randall Goslin, 40, of Farmington, New Hampshire, two days later at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

This year has been the deadliest on record for fatal motorcycle accidents since 1991, when 34 people died in motorcycle crashes. The number of motorcycle fatalities usually ranges between 12 and 24 annually in Maine.