Motorcycle crash in Gilmanton kills Manchester man - 156

GILMANTON — A Manchester man died after the motorcycle he was riding went off the southbound side of Providence Road near Kitchen Lane on Saturday morning.

Sgt. Matt Currier said Tod Borleske, 56, of Manchester and his female passenger were taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital. He said Borleske was pronounced dead at Lakes Region General Hospital.

He said the woman sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Currier said police and fire were notified about the crash at 11:34 a.m. Saturday and the responding officer found the Harley Davidson motorcycle and the two victims near the guardrail.

He said neither was wearing a helmet although both of them had helmets with them.

Witness statements indicate speed was not a factor, however Currier said Borleske was unfamiliar with the road and there is a fairly sharp curve where he lost control of his motorcycle.

Currier said police closed one half of the road for a few hours while they investigated.