Sharon Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sharon — A 33-year-old Sharon man was killed Wednesday night after his motorcycle struck a utility pole on River Road, according to Vermont State Police.

State Police said they received a report shortly after 10 p.m. of a crash that also resulted in a broken utility pole with wires on the ground.

Police said Jonathan Rikert crashed into the pole on his motorcycle and was killed in the accident.

Because of the downed wires, Green Mountain Power had to shut off power in the area before first responders could approach the scene, State Police said in a news release. Police said the accident is under investigation. Anyone with information was asked to call Trooper Stacia Geno at 802-234-9933.