TOPSHAM — A Topsham man was killed this afternoon when his pick-up truck went off Interstate 295 and hit a tree.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine State Police, identified the victim as 65-year-old Edwin Hull.

Hull was travelling south in Topsham, near the Bowdoin town line, when his Ford F-150 pickup truck went off the highway and hit a tree.

Two passerbys were able to pull Hull from the wreckage before his truck burst into flames.

Hull died at Maine Medical Center in Portland after being transported there by a Topsham rescue ambulance.

State troopers, who investigated the crash, said Hull may have suffered a medical issue before the crash.

The accident, which was reported around 2:30 p.m, slowed traffic in the southbound lane for about two hours.