MILFORD, Maine — One man is dead and two other people were seriously injured following a single-vehicle crash on County Road early Wednesday morning, police said.

A witness had called 911 shortly after 1 a.m. when the vehicle was spotted in flames, according to Chief Deputy William Sheehan of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheehan said the vehicle left the road in the 800 block and struck a utility pole before coming to rest in some trees. He added the crash was not weather-related, because snow had not begun to fall at that hour.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and two other people were brought to Eastern Maine Medical Center. One person’s injuries were considered life-threatening, but the other man’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, Sheehan said.

Police did not release the names of the victims.

The crash knocked out power to approximately 39 Emera Maine customers in the area, but power was expected to be restored later in the day.

Police were expected to release more details Thursday, Sheehan said. The road was closed for much of the morning but has since reopened.

Assisting the sheriff’s office were Old Town and state police, LifeFlight, Old Town and Orono ambulance and the Milford Fire Department.

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