T2R9, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - State police say a man was likely driving too fast for the snowy conditions this morning when he lost control of his S.U.V.
Norman Ayotte, a 55 year old man from Biddeford, died in the crash.
State Trooper Tom Fisk says that Ayotte was driving south on I-95 when he lost control of his 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe shortly past 9:00 AM Sunday. He was towing an A.T.V. on a trailer. The Tahoe crashed into the median and Ayotte, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle.
He died at the scene, near mile marker 233.
One passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Morning snow, followed by a persistent freezing drizzle and then more snow, conspired to form generally rotten driving conditions all day Sunday. First responders say that they've been dealing with crashes all day long. Most are minor -- fender benders and slide-offs. Trooper Fisk says a lot of vehicles have been damaged, but few people had to be treated for crash-related injuries.