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Police identify man who died in Southport crash

The 18-year-old driver was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash on July 27.

PORTLAND, Maine — Editor's note: The video attached to this story was published July 27. 

Police have identified the man who died in a car crash on July 27 in Southport. 

James T. Pener, 18, of Brookline, Massachusetts, was driving a Tesla sedan at the time of the crash and was the only person in the vehicle at the time, Lt. Michael Murphy of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office wrote in a news release issued Tuesday. 

Speed is believed to have been a contributing factor in the fatal crash, but "the exact cause is yet to be determined," the release stated. 

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Emergency personnel responded to a report of a crash shortly after midnight on Cross Road. When they arrived at the scene, they found that the car had crashed into a tree and was on fire, according to a previous NEWS CENTER Maine report. 

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