MILFORD, Maine — Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in a crash that claimed the life of a Greenbush man on Wednesday morning.

Matthew Spencer, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on County Road, according to a statement from Chief Deputy William Sheehan of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Spencer’s brother, Nicholas, 21, also of Greenbush, was traveling at a high rate of speed before losing control, striking a telephone pole and a large rock, the statement read.

The vehicle rolled over and subsequently burst into flames.

Nicholas Spencer suffered life-threatening injuries, while another passenger, Samuel Ketch, 29, of Milford, suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, the statement said.

Both men were transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center, and an update on their conditions was not available Thursday.

Sheehan said the trio involved in the accident had spoken with another group of people at Milford On The Run just prior to the accident, and police would like to speak to those individuals.

Anybody who may know who those individuals are should contact Deputy James Ellis or Detective William Flagg at 947-4585.

State police, Old Town, Orono and Milford firefighters and LifeFlight assisted the sheriff’s office.

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