MAIDSTONE — A 31-year-old man from Lyndonville was killed during a three-vehicle motorcycle crash in Maidstone on Saturday.
The crash took place on Vermont Route 102, shortly after 1:00 p.m.
Police say when they arrived on scene they found one of the operators, identified as Christian Phelps, deceased.
Two other operators had been transported to local hospitals with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Police say Phelps was unable to maintain control of the motorcycle and entered the northbound lane of travel.
Russell Parker, 54, and Lisa Parker, 48, both of Andover, ME, were traveling in the northbound lane at approximately 35 miles-per-hour when Phelps’ motorcycle crashed into Russell Parker’s motorcycle.
Lisa Parker’s motorcycle then struck Russell Parker’s motorcycle.
Upon impact with Russell Parker’s motorcycle, Phelps was ejected from his bike into the nearby wooded area.
Police say all operators were wearing safety helmets, and that alcohol does not appear to be a factor, however, speed likely played a role in the crash.
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