A China man was killed and his wife was injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a patch of black ice and went off the road Sunday evening, Dec. 5.

Killed in the crash was 69-year-old Wayne R. Bragg. His wife, Joyce A. Bragg, 63, sustained injuries described by police as non-life-threatening.

Chief Deputy Bob Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said the crash occurred just after 5:30 p.m. The Braggs were traveling west in a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck on Bangor Road (routes 9 and 202) near the Dixmont town line, when they went to pass a slower-moving vehicle.

The other vehicle, Keating said, was reportedly traveling about 10 miles an hour under the speed limit. When Wayne Bragg attempted to pass the other vehicle, he lost control on a patch of black ice.

The truck went off the right-hand side of the road and struck the guardrail, Keating said. The truck then went over an embankment, flipped over at least once, struck a utility pole and ended up on its roof.

Wayne Bragg was pronounced dead at the scene, Keating said, and Joyce Bragg was taken to Inland Hospital in Waterville with non-life-threatening injuries.

The primary investigating officer for the crash is Deputy Dan Thompson. Keating said Thompson was assisted at the scene by Sgts. Dale Brown and James Greeley. Unity and Troy fire departments responded to the scene, Keating said, as did Unity Ambulance.

Keating said the crash remains under investigation, and Maine State Police personnel are working to reconstruct the crash. Keating said police believe Wayne Bragg was traveling too fast for the conditions at the time of the crash.

Keating said both of the Braggs were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and the airbags in their vehicle deployed.