Union — A 63-year-old Rockport woman was killed July 16 when a motorcyle she was riding on Route 17 was struck by a car.
At about 5 p.m., Knox County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the crash at the intersection of Heald Highway (Route 17) and Sennebec Road and found that a 1968 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Ronald Moon, 64, of Waldoboro had struck the back of a 2016 Audi SUV, driven by Chaturvedi Alok, 57 of New Delhi, as it was pulling onto Heald Highway from Town House Road, according to a news release from Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Moon was traveling east on Route 17.
The passenger on the back of the motorcycle, Felicity Davidson, 63, of Rockport was not wearing a helmet and was ejected from the motorcycle. Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene. Moon suffered broken bones and was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. There were no injuries sustained to people in the Audi.
Apparently, Alok pulled out onto Heald Highway not seeing the motorcycle as it crested the hill travelling eastboun0. the release said. Neither speed nor any impairment is believed to be contributing factors.
The investigation will continue by Deputy Daniel Landers.
This is the 6th fatality on Knox County roads since May 1 and the third on the same stretch of road in less than a week. On July 12, two women died in head-on crash on Route 17 less than 2 miles west. The Sheriff’s Office requests people “please stay alert, avoid distractions, wear your seat belts, and watch your speed.
Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, Union Fire and Ambulance departments, and the Knox County District Attorney’s Office.