A West Gardiner man has died after suffering an apparent medical event Saturday morning while driving in West Gardiner.

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday that Michael Goding, 67, had gone off the road near the intersection of High Street and Hickory Lane shortly after 9 a.m.

The preliminary investigation showed Goding’s unspecified medical event caused him to lose control of his vehicle and strike the side of a utility pole, cross over a culvert and come to rest against a large tree, according to information provided by the sheriff’s office.

Goding was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

It is not believed Goding died because of injuries from the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.

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