A Leeds man was killed in a crash after his motorcycle was hit from behind in traffic.

Where Did This Happen?

The Oxford County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened Monday evening on Turner Street in Canton. According to the Sun Journal, the motorcyclist was slowing down for a school bus when the bike was hit from behind. The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the bike and died at the scene.

Have Police Released the Name of the Deceased?

WGME-TV reports the deceased has been identified as Travis Boivin, 44, of Leeds. Officials say he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Isn't It Early for Motorcycles On the Road?

The recent stretch of warmer temperatures and melting snow and ice have prompted motorcycle riders to take to the roads a little earlier than usual this year. Drivers are cautioned to watch for motorcycles, especially at intersections, and to never ride too close to the back of a bike.

Motorcyclists should also use caution, as drivers are not expecting to see them this early in the year. They should always make sure a vehicle's driver can see them and wear proper protective gear to minimize injuries.

10 Tips to Allow Cars and Motorcycles to Safely Coexist

It's possible for cars, trucks, and motorcycles to safely share the road, but it takes mindfulness and cooperation on everyone's part. Remember these 10 tips before heading out on your next journey.

Gallery Credit: Cindy Campbell

The Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in Maine

It's very possible that the car you're driving around every day is one of the most targeted vehicles in our Pine Tree State to steal, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Gallery Credit: Jordan Verge

Get These 6 Items Out of Your Car Before Maine’s Next Arctic Blast

Make sure these items are out of your vehicle, as they could be damaged or could damage your car during a cold snap.

More From WQCB Brewer Maine