A New Vineyard man died Tuesday morning when his car veered off Route 145 in Freeman Township, police said.

Cameron Bopp, 67, died instantly when he was ejected from his car after hitting large trees, according to a Franklin County sheriff’s news release. The single-vehicle crash was reported at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday by a passer-by, but the crash could have occurred earlier, Sheriff Scott Nichols said.

Bopp was driving a gray 2004 Volkswagen north on Route 145 when he traveled down a hill at what “appeared to be” a high speed, according to the release. The car drifted to the side of the road and hit large trees, ripping the car apart and ejecting Bopp. No one else was in the car at the time.

Nichols said police think Bopp, who was a medical doctor, was on his way to work at the Mt. Abram Regional Health Center in Kingfield at the time of the crash. A message left at the health center was not returned immediately Tuesday.

Police don’t know yet if Bopp was wearing a seat belt, Nichols said.

The Strong and Kingfield Fire departments, Maine State Police, Northstar Ambulance and the sheriff’s office went to the accident scene.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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