Maine State Police say two motorcyclists have died in a crash with a pickup truck as they were participating in a charitable ride.
Immediate reports on injuries were not available but a representative from the state police dispatch center in Gray says the crash involved a motorcycle.
The motorcyclists were part of a group of several thousand participating in the annual United Bikers Toy Run, McCausland said, which had just departed from Augusta Civic Center. The motorcyclists who lost their lives in the crash have been identified by State Police as Jamie Gross, 58, of Belmont and Aaron White-Sevigny, 25, of Windsor. The bikes that came after the crash were rerouted to another course.
After being shut down for more than two hours, one northbound lane reopened to traffic around 2 p.m. Police did not immediately release their hometowns.
Two other motorcyclists were injured in the accident, along with the two occupants in the pickup, which ended up on its side in a ditch next to the highway, McCausland said. His passenger was his mother, Anna Nusom, 99, both of Hollis.
McCausland said the crash was reported just after noon. The motorcycles and pickup were all traveling north, according to police.