SEARSMONT — One man is dead after an early morning accident.

State police say Richard L. Turner, Jr., 45, of Montville hit a deer on his motorcycle then skidded into a tree on the Thompson Ridge Road near the intersection of Borough Road. Turner died from injuries sustained in the accident on route via Lifeflight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

The accident was reported shortly after 4:40 a.m. and Trooper Jonah O’Roak said speed and alcohol are not being considered factors in the crash.

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