Police: Speed, alcohol behind deadly motorcycle crash

11:49 PM, Sep 16, 2012   |    comments
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ACTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police believe speed and alcohol played a role in a deadly crash involving two motorcycles this afternoon in Acton.

Shortly before five o'clock, two men - Girard Blais, from Hampton, New Hampshire, and James Dibenetto, from Danvers, Massachusetts - were riding beside each other on Route 109.

Somehow the bikes collided, sending Blais across the road and into a guardrail.

He died instantly.

Dibenetto crashed into the pavement. He was taken to Goodall Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

They were not wearing helmets.

Police say they were riding with a group of bikers from the New Hampshire seacoast area.


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