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Man dies at dragway

November 14, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

BOONSBORO - A man died Sunday after losing control of the motorcycle he was racing at Mason-Dixon Dragway near Boonsboro, Maryland State Police said.

Robert Edwin Lee, 42, of 765 Unit C Eppley Road in Mechanicsburg, Pa., had been driving nearly 90 mph during the race, police said.

Lee lost control of his motorcycle, a 2000 Buell Lightning X1, about 4:30 p.m., according to Trooper S. Miller. Lee was thrown from the motorcycle, and hit the ground and slid along the quarter-mile drag strip, police said.

Lee died at the scene.

Lee was wearing protective equipment during the race, including a full-face helmet, leather coat and leather gloves, police said.

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