- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HIRAM, Maine (AP) - Maine officials say five people were killed on motorcycles over the long holiday weekend, pushing the state death toll for riders to 26 so far this year.

Officials say five people died in crashes in Caribou, Falmouth, Lebanon and Hiram. In addition, a sixth cyclist injured on Aug. 30 in Mercer died over the long weekend.

The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety says this could be the deadliest year for motorcycle deaths since 1991 when 34 people died in motorcycle crashes.

Both 2012 and 2009 ended with 24 motorcycle deaths each.

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