According to the Kennebec Journal, a Central Maine man is dead following a Sunday afternoon on Route 27 near Carrabassett Valley.

The KJ reports that 37-year-old, Alan Rose, of Oakland, was having lunch near Sugarloaf before riding to Bangor.

After lunch, Rose and another motorcyclist, 27-year-old Bryce Monteyro of Pittsfield, headed out on Route 27. As they were approaching Kingfield, Rose's motorcycle struck an embankment and became airborne.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Alan's motorcycle was going around a corner when the wheels came off the pavement and into the dirt shoulder. After the bike hit the dirt, Rose tried to straighten the bike out and subsequently entered a skid for 108 feet, the paper reported.

The KJ states that the motorcycle finally stopped 176 feet from where it had initially left the roadway, though Rose was thrown an additional 25 feet from the wrecked bike. Witnesses told investigating officers that Rose appeared to be riding too fast into the corner where he lost control.

Carrabassett Police Chief, Mark Lopez, said that first responders loaded Rose into a Northstar ambulance and took him to the Sugarloaf Regional Airport to meet a LifeFlight helicopter that was standing by.

Sadly, Rose was pronounced dead at the airport.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Alan Rose was riding a 2021 Indian motorcycle and that he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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