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Investigation continues into Maine bike fatality

June 16, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer believed to have struck and killed a 23-year-old bicyclist near the start of the three-day, 180-mile Trek Across Maine fundraiser was unaware his truck might have hit the rider.

David LeClair of Watertown, Mass., was killed Friday on Route 2 in Hanover near the start of the American Lung Association fundraiser ride.

Police spokesman Steve McCausland says no charges have been filed against 24-year-old Michel Masse-Defresne of Quebec, who was stopped miles away in Rumford after the accident. He says there aren’t any issues with Masse-Defresne’s driving log or compliance with trucking laws.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/17dDDgX ) says there’s no physical evidence linking the truck to the accident, but that police believe it was the truck based on witness descriptions.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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