AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A fatal crash on September 10 in Augusta that killed two motorcyclists during the United Bikers of Maine Toy Run was caused by one of the motorcycles, state police said.
After further investigation and based on new information, Public Safety spokesperson Steve McCausland now says 25-year-old Aaron White-Sevigny of Windsor veered his motorcycle into the path of a pickup truck which was traveling in the passing lane. McCausland initially reported that troopers said the initial crash took place when 58-year-old Jamie Gross of Belmont veered into the path of the pickup.
State police said that collision set off the chain reaction crash involving the pickup and several other motorcycles.
Troopers continue to investigate, and officials say the correction was based on interviews and examinations of the motorcycles.
Investigators said the truck’s driver, 67-year-old William Nusom of Hollis attempted to avoid the collision by steering his truck into the median guardrail. The truck then lost control and traveled across the three northbound lanes, striking other motorcycles taking part in the charitable event.
Troopers said the pickup then overturned on its side. Gross was killed in the crash along with White-Sevigny.