Maine State Police: Man dies after car hits a utility pole

February 2, 2019

WAYNE, Maine (AP) — The Maine State Police say a man was killed after losing control of his car and hitting a utility pole in the town of Wayne.

Police say 35-year-old Michael Fitzherbert, of Hartford, was traveling north on Route 133 at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday when his car went off the right side of the roadway, struck the pole and came to rest on its roof.

Fitzherbert, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected and died at the scene of the crash.

Maine Route 133 was closed for three hours after the crash.

Police say the preliminary investigation suggests speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

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