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Motorcyclist killed in accident on Route 106 in Loudon identified as 74-year-old man

A 74-year-old motorcyclist died in an accident with an SUV at Route 106 and Staniels Road in Loudon on Monday, the police said.

Ronald Demers was riding his motorcycle north on Route 106 just before 5:40 Monday evening when a southbound SUV turned onto Staniels Road, according to a release from the Loudon police.

The two vehicles collided, and Demers was pronounced dead at the scene. The police identified the SUV driver as 20-year-old Andrew Geddes of Gilmanton. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The accident is still under investigation, according to the police. The state police accident reconstruction team assisted at the scene. Route 106 was closed for about five hours Monday night. The Merrimack County Sherrif’s Department, the Chichester police and the Concord police assisted at the scene and helped direct traffic.

The intersection where the accident occurred, next to the Red Roof Inn and Z1 Express gas station in Loudon, has been the site of several accidents in the past.

After a motorcyclist died at Route 106 and Staniels Road in 2011, Loudon police Chief Bob Fiske told the Monitor at the time that the police had responded to 17 calls at that intersection in 2010 and 2011. The state Department of Transportation added turning lanes at the intersection several years ago.

Fiske did not return messages left yesterday.

(Laura McCrystal can be reached at 369-3312 or or on Twitter @lmccrystal.)

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