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Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

The motorcycle driver, identified as 21-year-old Jonathan Kauffman, of Bridgton, Maine, was found lying in the road

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    A motorcyclist was killed in a 2-vehicle crash in Effingham, New Hampshire, and the other driver fled the scene, according to state police.

    Police responded to Route 25 near the intersection of Route 153 around 7:30 p.m.

    They found the motorcycle driver, identified as 21-year-old Jonathan Kauffman, of Bridgton, Maine, in the road.

    The second vehicle a white four-door sedan with New York registration plates, fled the scene. The driver was identified as a female with medium build, glasses and a pony tail.

    Kauffman was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries. It appeared he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Police said he was pronounced dead early Friday morning.

    Initial investigation showed the sedan stopped suddenly in the westbound lane, and Kauffman, who was also traveling westbound, could not stop in time and crashed into the back of the sedan.

    It also appears there may have been an altercation between the two drivers prior to the crash.

    Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating the white sedan and its driver. Anyone with information should call 603-223-8838.


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