Van Buren man died in motorcycle and truck accident in Caribou, Maine

A 54-year-old Van Buren man died Thursday afternoon after a motorcycle and truck crash on Van Buren Road in Caribou.

Motorcyclist flown by LifeFlight and died in hospital

Caribou police said Brian Parent was taken to Cary Medical Center and then flown by LifeFlight to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Motorcycle and truck collided

The crash happened around 2:53 p.m. when Parent’s Honda motorcycle and a GMC truck driven by 33-year-old Colby Doucette of Caribou collided.

It was not possible to give in to the motorcycle

Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan said Doucette “apparently did not yield to the motorcycle.”

Truck driver charged

Doucette was charged with operating after revocation of a habitual offender at multiple priors. More costs are possible.

Road closed for hours

Route 1 was closed in the area of ​​the Plant Road interchange for nearly three hours.

Crash investigation

Sergeant Keith Ouellette investigated the case. The Caribou PD was assisted by the Caribou Fire and Ambulance, the Presque Isle Police, the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Department of Transportation.


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