A Veazie man is facing charges for a fatal collision with a motorcycle in Township 22 on Saturday.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the crash happened just before 8:30 Saturday evening on Airline Road. 49-year-old Charles Brown of Indian Township was riding his motorcycle when a sedan driven by 48-year-old Daniel Lyons of Veazie crossed the centerline and into the path of the oncoming bike. Brown was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered facial injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Maine State Police say that Lyons fled on foot, but was taken into custody a short time later near the scene of the crash. He was first taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was then arrested and charged with aggravated operating under the influence and manslaughter. Officials say alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

The Maine State Police were assisted at the scene by the Maine Warden Service, the Maine Department of Transportation, and the Osborne Fire Department.

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