LYMAN, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has died in a motorcycle accident in Maine, authorities say.

Anne Stout, 50, of Maynard, Massachusetts, was the passenger on the back of the motorcycle being operated by Gerald Gibson, 51, of Sanford, Maine.

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The motorcycle was heading north on Old Berwick Road in Lyman at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday when it traveled onto the soft shoulder, left the roadway and crashed into a ditch, according to a statement from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Stout was thrown off the motorcycle.

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Gibson was transported to Maine Medical Center with minor injuries.

Neither was wearing a helmet, authorities said.

The road was shut down for approximately 2.5 hours during the investigation, which remains ongoing.

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