A 76-year-old man died when he lost control of his Ford pickup truck and crashed into the trees along the side of Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham. Credit: Maine State Police

A Richmond man died Friday when he lost control of his pick-up truck and hit a stand of trees off Interstate 295, authorities said.

Gary Hastings, 76, was driving northbound through Bowdoinham when his 2008 Ford pickup truck struck the median and then collided with the trees along the side of the highway, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Hastings, who died in the wreck, did not have any passengers when he crashed, McCausland said.

Authorities do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash, he said.

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Callie Ferguson

Callie Ferguson is an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She writes about criminal justice, police and housing.