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Massachusetts woman dies in Maine motorcycle crash

April 11, 2021 GMT

LYMAN, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has died in a motorcycle accident in Maine, authorities say.

Anne Stout, 50, of Maynard, Massachusetts, was the passenger on the back of the motorcycle being operated by Gerald Gibson, 51, of Sanford, Maine.

The motorcycle was heading north on Old Berwick Road in Lyman at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday when it traveled onto the soft shoulder, left the roadway and crashed into a ditch, according to a statement from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Stout was thrown off the motorcycle.

Gibson was transported to Maine Medical Center with minor injuries.

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Neither was wearing a helmet, authorities said.

The road was shut down for approximately 2.5 hours during the investigation, which remains ongoing.