AUGUSTA  — Officials say a soldier from Maine has been killed in Afghanistan.

Gov. John Baldacci said Tuesday that 20-year-old Spc. Andrew Hutchins was killed Monday. He said Hutchins was a military policeman serving with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

According to Pete Rogers of the state Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Hutchins’ hometown of record is New Portland. He said Hutchins and his wife were expecting their first child.

The governor said Hutchins’ father lives in Leeds and his mother lives in Waltham. Hutchins’ father told the governor that his son had been wounded earlier but wanted to return to Afghanistan to be with his fellow soldiers.