A Northport man died from injuries he suffered after crashing his motorcycle on Route 52 in Northport Saturday evening.

Donald Rogers, 64, of Northport crashed his Harley Davidson motorcycle after failing to negotiate a curve in the roadway. He later succumbed to his injuries, according to police. The accident is still under investigation.

According to a press release from Maine State Police Spokesman Stephen McCausland, Rogers was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and died from head injuries at the scene. Alcohol may have been a factor in the accident, the press release said.

In addition to Rogers, five other fatalities occurred on Maine roads over the weekend, which brings the total number of deaths so far this year to 46 compared to 30 deaths at this time in 2011, according to the press release.

Rogers is the second motorcycle fatality this year, according to the press release.

The Bureau of Highway Safety said speed was a factor in 27 of the 46 accidents and alcohol was involved in at least 15 of the fatal crashes.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.