Trek bicyclist killed in Hanover
State Police say a bicyclist from Watertown, Mass. was killed this morning when struck by a tractor trailer along Route 2 in Hanover. Troopers identified the victim as 23 year David LeClair who was riding with a group of friends as part of the Trek Across Maine.LeClair apparently was struck by the rear portion of the tractor trailer as it passed the bicyclist and was killed instantly. Friends he was riding with stopped to render assistance and called police with a description of the truck which did not stop. A truck of a similar description was stopped in Rumford by police a short time later, the driver is being interviewed and the truck is being examined by a team a Troopers who are now investigating the crash. The mishap took place about 8:45 am.
"It is with deepest sadness that the American Lung Association of the Northeast reports the passing of a member of our Trek family at our annual Trek Across Maine today," Jeff Seyler, President and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Northeast, said in a statement.
"All of us at the American Lung Association express our profound sadness at this tragic loss of life and offer our deepest condolences to the family. With heavy hearts, the Trek is continuing."