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A Gorham man was killed Sunday afternoon when his car struck a utility pole.

Rodney Johnson, 55, was driving a 1999 Honda Accord on River Road near Majestic Heights in Windham about 4:55 p.m. when his vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole, according to the Windham Police Department.

Johnson died at the scene, Windham police said.

His passenger, 60-year-old Richard LaChance of Standish, was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with life-threatening injuries, Windham police said.

The crash remains under investigation, but police said that speed appears to be a factor.