A York County man died in a single-vehicle crash in Hollis after he reportedly suffered from a medical event.

Robert Smith, 75, of Hollis had been eastbound on the Saco Road at around 1:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon, when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed onto property, according to Shannon Moss, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety. The passenger in the vehicle, Smith’s brother, was able to gain control of the vehicle and prevent it from crashing into a residence.

Medical responders on the scene attempted to stabilize Smith, who officials believe suffered from a medical event, but the man died at the scene.


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.