Topsham man dies in crash on I-295

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TOPSHAM — A resident died Monday, Nov. 29, when his truck hit a tree along Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police.

The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the southbound lane, near the Bowdoin town line. Edwin Hull, 65, the only person in the Ford F-150 pickup, was pulled from the wreckage by two passersby shortly before his vehicle erupted into flames.

Hull was transported by a Topsham Rescue ambulance to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he died shortly thereafter. He may have suffered a medical issue prior to the crash, according to state troopers.

Southbound traffic was slowed for about two hours during the crash investigation. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.