Motorcycle passenger killed in Waltham crash

They say the driver ran a red light in Cottonwood and drove the wrong way on State Route 89A...
They say the driver ran a red light in Cottonwood and drove the wrong way on State Route 89A before crossing into Clarkdale where that town’s police picked up the chase.
Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 10:02 PM EDT
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WALTHAM, Maine (WABI) - A woman from Brewer has died after a motorcycle accident in Waltham this afternoon.

Maine State Police say 50-year old Melissa Hatch was a passenger on a motorcycle that lost control on a sharp curve and was struck by an oncoming pickup on the Waltham Road, just after 4:30.

No word on injuries to the driver of the motorcycle, but the driver of the pickup was uninjured. Police say both Hatch and the operator of the motorcycle were wearing helmets.

That section of Waltham Road was closed for a number of hours this evening, but has since reopened.

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