A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in a solo crash on West Freeman Road in Freeman Township in Franklin County.

Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said in a news release late Saturday that Flint York, 56, of Freeman Township, was traveling north just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday, riding solo on a 2005 Harley Davidson, when he failed to negotiate a corner and ran off the west side of the road.

He died at the scene as a result of his injuries. His wife had been traveling ahead of York when the accident occurred approximately 1 mile from his home, according to Nichols.

Deputy Andrew Morgan, Sgt. Nate Bean and Deputy David Davol responded to the scene.

Deputy Brian Carter of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office assisted with reconstruction as well as a Maine game warden, who helped with the scene mapping.

Northstar Ambulance, Strong Fire Department and Farmington Towing also assisted at the scene. The victim was not wearing a helmet, Nichols said. Deputy Morgan is the primary investigator.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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