A Searsport man died Tuesday when his car veered off Route 3 in China and flipped over, Maine State Police said.

The victim, Richard Breau, 37, was ejected from the 2004 Volvo he was driving, according to a news release Wednesday from Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety. Breau was not wearing a seat belt, according to the release, and “likely would have survived the crash” if he had been.

The accident, which was reported around noon, happened on a curve near S&T Motors, according to the release. The Volvo veered off the road and hit an embankment — ejecting Breau — and then flipped over and landed on its wheels and on top of Breau.

Maine State Police Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock responded to a report of the accident and found that Breau had a revoked Massachusetts driver’s license, according to the release.


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