A Fairfield man was killed Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 near mile marker 125 in Waterville, Maine State Police said.

Trooper Randy Hall, of Troop C Barracks in Skowhegan, said Bertrand Bard, 73, of Fairfield, was driving south on the highway in his gold 2006 Jeep Laredo, began to pass another vehicle and lost control, causing him to go off the road to the left into the median strip, and into some trees.

Bard died at the scene, police said. It is not known if the underlying cause of the crash was a medical condition, Hall said in a news release. Bard had been wearing a seat belt.

Police and emergency crews were sent to the scene at 10:06 a.m. As of 11:45 a.m., traffic was backed up all the way to exit 127 in Waterville, at Kennedy Memorial Drive.

Waterville and Clinton police officers, Waterville Fire and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services and the Maine Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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