NEW PORTLAND — Speed and snowy road conditions contributed to a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning that killed a driver, police said.

Connor Graham, 21, of Hampden, was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra pickup north on Bog Road when the truck veered off a curve, according to a Somerset County Sheriff’s Office release.

After driving off the road, the truck hit a tree and spun around, traveling farther until it was pinned up against the trees. The crash left Graham dead and pinned to the steering wheel.

In a news release, police said they believe excessive speed for the snowy road conditions was the cause of the accident. The road was covered in snow when police arrived at the scene at 1:47 a.m., as a snowstorm began to move across the state.

A passing motorist saw the accident and called police. Paramedics pronounced Graham dead at the scene.

The New Portland Fire Department and North Star Ambulance in Kingfield assisted at the scene.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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