LEWISTON — Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Sabattus man.

Police were called at about 12:38 a.m. Thursday for a report that a motorcyclist had gone off the road beyond Dollar General in the area of 1079 Sabattus St.

Police responded to find that 34-year-old Jeremy Ciarfella had been thrown from his motorcycle and had died.

It appears he failed to maintain control on a sharp curve and drove off the roadway, Lt. David St. Pierre wrote in a news release.

An accident reconstruction specialist was called in to investigate as normal protocol after a fatal motor vehicle accident. Preliminary indications suggest that speed was a factor in the crash.

The investigation continues.

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