Police look over a motorcycle at the intersection of Grove Street and Crowley Road in Sabattus on Friday evening. The rider was killed in a collision with a car, police said. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

SABATTUS — A motorcyclist was killed Friday afternoon when his bike collided with a car at Crowley Road and Grove Street at about 5:30 p.m.

The biker ended up in the roadway, reportedly bleeding heavily from a leg injury and other injuries. Several passersby stopped to render aid while police and rescue crews were on the way.

The motorcyclist, a Sabattus man, died at the scene, police said. The woman and child in the car he struck were taken to a Lewiston hospital to be examined for injuries not considered life threatening.

Police said early indications are that the woman driving the car had stopped to make a turn at the intersection. The motorcyclist veered into the oncoming lane and struck the car, police said.

Sabattus police Chief Sheila Wetherbee said speed may have been a factor, although the crash was still being reconstructed as part of the investigation.

A witness said it appeared the motorcyclist had not been wearing a helmet. Others confirmed that they had spotted the motorcyclist traveling on Crowley Road at a high rate of speed moments before the wreck.

A section of Crowley Road was closed as emergency crews treated the injured and police began their investigation.

The identities of the victims were not immediately available.

Police close the intersection of Grove Street and Crowley Road in Sabattus on Friday evening after a collision that killed a motorcyclist. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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