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Watertown man dies after being hit by tractor trailer during charity bike ride

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HANOVER, ME (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A 23-year-old Watertown man died Friday after being hit by a tractor trailer during a charity bike ride in Maine.

Maine State Police say David LeClair was traveling along Route 2 in Hanover at about 8:45 a.m. Friday when he was hit by the rear portion of the tractor trailer as it passed him. Investigators believe LeClair died instantly. The truck did not stop.

LeClair was riding his bicycle alongside friends in the American Lung Association's Trek Across Maine. His friends stopped to help him and call police with a description of the truck.

Investigators stopped a truck in Rumford that matched the description of the one involved in the incident. The driver was interviewed and the truck was examined by a team of troopers. There is no word on whether or not the truck is the same one involved in LeClair's death.

The American Lung Association released a statement expressing their condolences to LeClair's family.

"All of us at the American Lung Association express our profound sadness at this tragic loss of life and offer our deepest condolences to the family. With heavy hearts, the Trek is continuing," reads the statement in-part.

LeClair, a Florida native, graduated from Bentley University in 2011 with a degree in environmental management. He worked for Athenahealth in Watertown.

"He was a high energy leader, known for his kindness and love of the outdoors," said Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush. "He ran what is called the 'sunshine fund' at Athenahealth to ensure no birthday went uncelebrated."

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