A television reporter speaks with a Bangor police officer Sunday on Valley Avenue near the scene of a fatal crash. Investigators shut down the street between Bruce Road and Kenduskeag Avenue to reconstruct the crash. The driver died at the scene. Credit: Judy Harrison / BDN

An Old Town man has been identified as the person who was killed in a car crash on Valley Avenue in Bangor Sunday morning.

Donald Ketchen, 79, died after his car left the road and went down an embankment before coming to a violent stop, according to Sgt. Wade Betters, spokesperson for the Bangor Police Department.

Betters described the car as having “catastrophic” damage. Ketchen was the sole occupant of the car.

Matt is a senior at UMass Amherst, studying journalism and history. Before joining the Bangor Daily News, he was the managing editor of his student newspaper and interned at the Boston Globe.