SKOWHEGAN — A Canaan man died Monday after being struck by a vehicle on his motorcycle.

The intersection of Madison Avenue and Hanover Street is seen in Skowhegan, where Michael S. Gilbert Jr., of Canaan, was struck while riding his motorcycle. Gilbert died at the scene. Photo submitted by Skowhegan Police Department

Skowhegan police Chief David Bucknam said that police responded to the intersection of Madison Avenue and Hanover Street at 4:19 p.m. after receiving the report of a motorcyclist being struck by a vehicle at the intersection.

Bucknam said that Michael S. Gilbert Jr., of Canaan, died on scene. Gilbert was traveling south on Madison Avenue on a 2016 Victory Vegas motorcycle when he was struck by a 2010 Ford Focus, operated by Matthew Cortez.

Speed and alcohol are not considered to be factors at this point, Bucknam added.

Part of Madison Avenue was closed while police conducted a forensic mapping of the crash, which was being investigated by Sgt. Kris McKenna, Officer Tiffani Warren and Deputy Brian Crater.


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