A Pittston man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car in Augusta.

Police say 51-year-old James Bickford, Jr. was riding his bike southbound just after 6:00 Sunday evening. Suddenly, his motorcycle crossed into the opposite lane near the intersection with Cross Street, and hit a Ford Fiesta head-on.

Bickford died as a result of the accident. The driver, 70-year-old Wendall Wheeler of Dresden, and a passenger were taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

This crash remains under investigation.


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