Maine State Police say the driver was killed Monday night after his car hit the guardrail at a high rate of speed. Maine State Police photo

LEWISTON — A  man was killed Monday night in a one-car crash on the Maine Turnpike, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland.

WGME has identified the driver as Joshua Lussier, 31, of Lewiston. Lussier was driving around 9 p.m. in the northbound lane near the Old Lewiston Road overpass when his car struck the guardrail in the median at a high rate of speed.

He was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene of the crash, McCausland said.

Traffic was rerouted off the turnpike at exit 80, according to McCausland.

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