CAMBRIDGE -- A motorcyclist from Vermont was killed Monday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding was hit from behind by a truck, police said.
Vincent J. Mainillo, 78, of Bennington, Vt., was headed south on Route 22, a few hundred yards north of the Main Street intersection, when he was hit from behind by a box truck carrying milk and ice cream, according to Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell. The collision happened around 12:50 p.m.
Mainillo was pinned under the truck, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A portion of Route 22 was closed for several hours as police investigated the crash.
Bell said Mainillo was apparently staying at Lake Lauderdale Campground, a few miles north in Jackson.
It was unclear where he was headed. He was north of the Rite Aid pharmacy, and there was no indication he was planning to go there.
The chief said witnesses said the motorcyclist “stopped abruptly” and it was unclear if he was planning to turn or if he stopped for some other reason.
Bell said the driver of the truck, George E. Bollmer Jr., of Schenectady, had not been charged but the investigation was ongoing. It had not been determined who was at fault as of late Monday afternoon, the chief said.
The truck is owned by Sycaway Creamery of Troy.
State Police were assisting with the investigation of the collision. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the crash scene as well.