Victims Identified in Fatal Crash After Charity Motorcycle Ride
AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Two motorcyclists taking part in the annual United Bikers of Maine Toy Run died Sunday in collision with a pickup truck on I-95 in Augusta.
State Police say 58 year old Jamie Gross of Belmont died at the scene, and 25 year old Aaron White-Sevigny from Windsor died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Police say the accident occurred after the event. The pickup and the motorcycles were all headed north, with the truck driving in the passing lane and motorcycles in the travel lanes.
State Police also identified those in the pickup truck. Police say 67 year old William Nusom was driving his 99 year old mother Anna Nusom, both from Hollis. They were both taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Two others on a motorcylce were taken to the hospital with road rash.
Thousands of bikers had just left the Augusta Civic Center before the crash on the northbound lanes of I-95 around noon.
Roughly 3,000 bikers were involved in the toy run for less fortunate children.
In total, four motorcycles were involved in the crash, with most riders behind the accident when it happened.
The pickup truck landed on its side in a ditch of the interstate.
The accident caused a massive traffic back up, as the northbound lanes were closed for two hours. Traffic was diverted.
Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Maine State Police at 624-7076.