ACTON —  A 16-year-old Sanford boy was killed Tuesday night when the motorcycle he was operating was involved in a crash with a Jeep Cherokee near 57 Route 109.

“Initial findings reveal that Aric J. Davis, 16, of Sanford was operating a 2005 Kawasaki dirt bike south on Route 109 toward Shapleigh at around 7:30 p.m. when he struck the side of a 2005 Jeep Cherokee operated by Kelly Bshara, 39, of Shapleigh, as she was turning left into the Acton Trading Post,” said York County Sheriff William King in a statement.

 King said Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis would have entered his junior year at Sanford High School next month, said Principal Matt Petermann.

“He got along with everybody,” said Petermann. “He was a great kid.”
Davis was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, Petermann said. He had been accepted into the Sanford Regional Technical Center’s precision machining program.
The principal said an instant alert went out to parents and staff letting them know counselors will be  available to speak to students at Sanford High School until 3 p.m. today.



The teen had ties to Sanford and Acton.

Community members in Acton have organized a candlelight vigil, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Park, located at 259 Sam Page Road, near the tennis courts. 

King said the  crash is being reconstructed by sheriff’s deputies and remains under investigation. 

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or [email protected]

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