June 14. 2013 9:21AM

Motorcyclist in fatal Franconia crash identified

FRANCONIA ? A Pembroke, Mass. man was the motorcyclist who died Thursday morning in a crash on Interstate 93 near the entrance to the viewing area of the Old Man of the Mountain.

State police identified the motorcyclist as Robin Staines, 47.

Staines lost control of his motorcyclist about 11:25 a.m. at the entrance to the viewing area as he traveled on the northbound side of the Franconia Notch State Parkway section of I-93, according to state police.

Staines was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious injuries when he was ejected from the motorcycle, according to state police. Passersby came on the scene and tried to give him aid until emergency personnel arrived.

Staines was taken to Littleton Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Trooper Nicholas Iannone or Trooper First Class Jesse Sherrill of Troop F at 603-846-3333 or 603-223-8477.