BELFAST — A Massachusetts man died Sunday, one day after the car he was driving crashed into a brick building at Main and Church streets in Belfast.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon, when a white Mercury sedan hit a parked vehicle, then crashed into the building at 108 Main St., where The Gothic vegetarian restaurant is located, according to WLBZ-TV.

The driver of the vehicle, Vincent Scipione of West Roxbury, Massachusetts, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he died Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed and other news agencies reported.

Belfast police Officer Rick Smith said the driver was traveling at a high speed before the accident, according to the Bangor TV station, citing a report in The Republican Journal. The vehicle was destroyed and the building, owned by Todd French, sustained extensive damage. The cause of the accident was unclear, Smith said.


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