ALFRED, Maine — A motorcyclist from Long Island was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in Alfred, Maine, police said.

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Robert Locke, 36, of Lynbrook, was killed on Monday when he lost control of his motorcycle on Route 111 and crashed while riding with a group of friends, police said. They were headed for Laconia, New Hampshire, for the annual Motorcycle Week event.

Locke swerved to avoid a vehicle and was thrown into the roadway, police said. He died shortly after arriving at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. Police said he was wearing a helmet.