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Mass. motorcyclist identified in Franconia Notch crash

The New Hampshire State Police have identified the motorcycle rider who died after failing to negotiate the turn into the former viewing area for the Old Man of the Mountain.

The police said 47-year-old Robin Staines of Pembroke, Mass., was alone and was not wearing a helmet. Staines, who was traveling north on Interstate 93, was ejected from the motorcycle.

The state’s motorcycling population has swelled this week as bikers flock to the annual Laconia Motorcycle Week. The police did not indicate whether the rider killed in the late morning accident Thursday was here for motorcycle week.

The police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to call Troop F at 826-3333.

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