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Two Fatal Accidents in York County

York County sheriff’s deputies responded to two fatal accidents over the weekend. Authorities say two motorcycles traveling together collided on Route 109 east in Acton just before 5 p.m. Sunday. One of the motorcycles lost control and struck a guard rail. Police say the operator, 62-year-old Girard Blais of Hampton, N.H., died instantly. The rider of the other motorcycle is expected to survive. Deputies say neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. In an unrelated crash, a pickup truck struck an embankment and a tree just after midnight Sunday in Lebanon, killing the driver and passenger. The driver was identified as 54-year-old James Ham of Lebanon and the passenger as 44-year-old William Barker of Somersworth, N.H. Speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in both accidents.