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Police investigating deadly motorcycle crash in Rumford

Officials have identified the rider as 57-year-old Paul Pelletier of Rumford. (MGN)

RUMFORD (WGME) -- Police are investigating a deadly single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Rumford.

Officials have identified the rider as 57-year-old Paul Pelletier of Rumford.

The crash happened on South Rumford Road, and was called in around 7:50 p.m.

Police say they don’t know what caused the crash, but it appears Pelletier went off the soft shoulder on his side of the road.

Officials say it’s a straight stretch of road, but animals frequent the area and it's not well lit.

Police say speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

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