Woman injured in Loudon motorcycle crash on Sunday dies from injuries

Monitor staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The passenger on a motorcycle struck by an SUV on Route 106 in Loudon on Sunday has died from her injuries.

Stacey Light, 51, of Freemont, died Tuesday after Sunday’s crash when the Harley-Davidson she was riding on collided with a silver Kia Sorento on Route 106 in Loudon, state police said in a news release. The police said the driver of the Kia Sorento SUV, 71-year-old Rita Wornham of Leominster, Mass., appeared to have unexpectedly cut into the path of the Harley just south of Cascade Campground, causing the crash.

The driver of the motorcycle, Robert Palombo, 49, of Freedom suffered life threatening injuries, police said.

Both Palombo and Light were taken to local hospitals after the crash, police said. Wornham and an undisclosed number of children riding in her vehicle were unharmed.

The crash was among a rash of motorcycle accidents since the start of Bike Week on Friday, and the fourth since Thursday, when a 20-year-old Gilford man died after his motorcycle was hit by a turning motorist on Union Street in Laconia.

Police in Laconia said State Police were investigating another motorcycle crash in the city Tuesday that injured the driver. No further information was available at press time.