Anthony Smalley, 39, died in a car crash on Route 1 in Hancock on Monday evening. Credit: Courtesy of the Maine Department of Public Safety

A Hancock man died in a crash on Route 1 on Monday evening.

At around 7:30 p.m., officers with the Maine State Police received a call about a single-vehicle crash in Hancock, according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Anthony Smalley, 39, left the road and struck a tree head-on. He died at the scene of the crash.

The circumstances of the crash are under investigation, but police believe that Smalley may have fallen asleep or experienced a medical event leading to the crash.

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.