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Maine motorcyclist killed in NH crash while doing ‘wheelie,’ police say

Motorcycle crash graphic (MGN)

NEWINGTON (WGME) -- Police say a Maine motorcyclist was killed after losing control of his bike, while during a “wheelie,” and then crashing into a building in Newington, New Hampshire, Wednesday night.

It happened around 7:10 p.m. at 347 Shattuck Way.

The motorcyclist crashed a 2003 Kawasaki ZX600 into the front entrance of the former Shogun Japanese Steak House, according to police.

Police say 37-year-old Robert Barish, of Lebanon, died at the scene.

Witnesses told police Barish was riding through the former restaurant’s parking lot at a high rate of speed and doing a “wheelie” when he lost control of the bike and struck a wood pillar and crashed into the front door of the building.

Police say witnesses called 911 and administered CPR until police arrived.

Barish was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to police.

The crash is still under investigation.

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