GORHAM — Police say excessive speed contributed to a fiery crash that killed Jason Fowler, 31, of Scarborough.

Fowler was driving a Buick Regal near 165 Burnham Road at 2:30 a.m. when he lost control on a curve, said Sgt. Dan Young. Fowler was thrown from the car, which crashed into several trees and burst into flames, he said.

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Fowler was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fowler lived nearby and police have not yet determined where he came from or his destination. Police are investigating whether alcohol played a role in the crash and the state medical examiner is performing tests to determine that, Young said.