A 39-year-old Hancock man has died as the result of a single-vehicle crash in that town.

Maine State Police responded to the scene of the crash on Route 1 in Hancock at approximately 7:30 Monday evening. When they arrived, they found the sole occupant of the vehicle, 39-year-old Anthony Smalley of Hancock, deceased.

Smalley's vehicle went off the roadway and struck a large tree head-on, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss. Officials say it's believed that the man either fell asleep while driving or had a medical event that caused him to leave the pavement. This crash remains under investigation.

Maine State Police were assisted at the scene by the Hancock Fire Department and the Ellsworth Police Department.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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