RAYMOND — A motorcyclist was killed Sunday night after losing control and crashing head-on into a car, police said.
Donald Johnson, 58, of North Waterboro, Maine, died at Elliot Hospital following the crash that happened shortly before 9 p.m. in the area of 28 Ham Road, Raymond police Lt. Chad Shevlin said.
Shevlin said it appears Johnson was going too fast around a sharp bend in the road while traveling south, lost control of his 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and crashed into a 2010 Chevy Cobalt operated by Tyler Pevear, 19, of Raymond.
“He panicked, locked up the bike, and the bike went down. He slid into the car,” Shevlin said.
Pevear was not hurt.
Johnson was riding in front of a friend who was on another motorcycle at the time of the crash.
Shevlin said the friend, identified as David Blakney, 61, of Rochester, was riding a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
“He saw him fall and dumped his bike intentionally because he didn’t want to crash,” he said.
Blakney suffered minor injuries and was taken to Elliot Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, Shevlin said.