Acadia National Park Rangers are being assisted by Maine State Police after a man died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash on Cadillac Mountain Sunday afternoon. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Man dies after mountain road crash

ACADIA NAT’L PARK – A University of Maine student from Saudi Arabia died following a motorcycle crash on the Cadillac Mountain Summit Road here on Sunday afternoon.

According to park spokesman John Kelly, the accident occurred about 4:30 in the afternoon while the man was riding down from the summit. “Witnesses report he was operating at a high rate of speed and was passing other vehicles,” Kelly said. The victim apparently lost control of the motorcycle on a curve and crashed.

He was taken from the scene by Bar Harbor Ambulance and transferred to a Lifeflight helicopter ambulance in Bar Harbor. He later died at a Bangor hospital.

Additional details were unavailable Sunday night.

A Maine State Police accident reconstruction team was called in to do a forensic investigation of the accident’s circumstances. The crash and investigation resulted in the road to the top of the mountain being closed for several hours.

Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

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Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.
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