A 39 year old Maine man is dead following a Monday evening crash in Hancock.

According to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety, at around 7:30 on Monday (February 21st, 2022), first responders were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on Route 1 in Hancock.

They found the driver, 39 year old Anthony Smalley of Hancock, had left the road and hit a tree head-on.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It is believed that Smalley fell asleep at the wheel or had a medical emergency that caused him to veer off the road.

The investigation into the crash continues.

Hancock Fire Department and Ellsworth Police Department assisted the Maine State Police.

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