State Police: Bicyclist Killed in Benefit Ride Drinking Water at Time of Crash

Updated 10 months ago

(AP) – Maine state police say a cyclist killed during the Trek Across Maine likely veered into the path of a tractor-trailer when he had one hand on his handlebar while sipping water. State Police Lt. Walter Grzyb said Monday there’s little likelihood of charges arising from the death of 23-year-old David LeClair of Watertown, Massachussetts.He was killed Friday near the start of the race in Hanover. The findings will be turned over to the district attorney. A medical examiner said LeClair died from “blunt force trauma to the head” and that there was evidence his left arm also was struck. His bicycle was not damaged in Friday’s crash. Grzyb said investigators concluded the tractor-trailer was driven by Michael Masse-Defresne of Quebec. He told police he didn’t realize his vehicle came into contact with anyone.


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