WILTON — A New Hampshire man riding a motorcycle died at the scene late Friday morning after colliding with a car on Route 133, according to Wilton police.

John Marden, 29, of Franklin, New Hampshire, was driving a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle along Route 133 when he crashed into a Jeep, Chief Heidi Wilcox said in a news release.

Marden was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the release said.

Phillip St. Germain, 54, of Chesterville, was driving a 2002 Jeep Wrangler down McCrillis Corner Road and was crossing Route 133. He did not report any injuries.

No passengers were involved in the accident.

Police are not releasing further information about how the crash happened until Maine State Police have finished reconstructing the accident, Wilcox said in an interview.


Wilton police also are asking that any witnesses to the crash, or anyone who was in the vicinity of it, call Officer Ethan Kyes at 778-6140. Wilcox said police think two other cars passed through the area at the time of the crash.

The Jeep sustained substantial damage from the crash, she said, and the motorcycle was a total loss.

Wilton police were assisted by the Jay fire and police departments, the Chesterville Fire Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour

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