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Fatal Accident In Augusta 

Wayne Harvey

A motorcyclist died in a crash in Augusta.It happened on Route Three around Three Sunday Afternoon.Police say 42-year-old Jose Diaz of Brunswick tried to pass and into the path of an oncoming pick up truck. The truck swerved, but the bike hit the back of the truck, throwing Diaz and 22-year-old Bethjamie Navarze, also of Brunswick, off of the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja. Diaz died at the scene.Navarze was flown via LifeFlight to a Lewiston hospital with severe injuries.No one in the truck was hurt.Augusta Police have reconstructed the accident scene. They have determined that neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the crash, but speed and improper passing did contribute to the accident.