BOOTHBAY, Maine — A 73-year-old Boothbay man died in a single-vehicle crash on Route 27 in Boothbay just north of the intersection with River Road about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The man was driving south on Route 27 in a black 2007 Jeep sport utility vehicle when the vehicle went off the road, into a ditch and struck a utility pole, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Rand Maker said in a news release.

The man was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay and Edgecomb fire departments; the Boothbay Regional Ambulance Service; and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the accident.

According to the release, the man was deceased before the arrival of first responders.

Deputies are working with the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta to determine whether the individual suffered from a medical emergency before the crash, Maker said.

Route 27 was closed to through traffic until about 10:40 a.m., when the scene was cleared.

Central Maine Power is replacing the utility pole, which snapped because of the accident.

The sheriff’s office is not releasing the name of the individual until out-of-state family has been notified.