A Waterville man involved in a motorcycle crash in Oakland early Sunday morning has died, police said Tuesday.

Sgt. Tracey Frost of the Oakland Police Department said the rider, Michael Klaiber, 33, died as a result of apparent head injuries at a Lewiston hospital Monday night. Frost said excessive speed was the probable cause of the crash on Snow Pond Road around midnight Saturday into early Sunday.

Klaiber was found unconscious by the side of the road a couple of feet from his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Frost said a passerby saw the motorcycle off the road and went to investigate.

Klaiber was taken by Delta Ambulance to the MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Center for Health in Waterville and later was transferred to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where he died, according to Frost.

Frost didn’t immediately know whether Klaiber was wearing a helmet. No other vehicle was involved.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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