A Searsport man was killed in a motorcycle accident early Tuesday morning on the Fort Knox Road in Prospect.

The Waldo County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened just before 2:30 a.m. The Waldo County Regional Communication Center received a call about a single unit motorcycle crash, near the entrance to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Responding Deputies found 27-year-old Kory Schmidt of Searsport, who they say had lost control of his vehicle. The bike overturned and slid across the pavement, before coming to rest in the ditch. Schmidt died of his injuries at the scene of the crash.

Investigators are now working to determine why Schmidt lost control of his motorcycle. Waldo County Sheriff's Deputies were assisted at the scene by members of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.

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