Man killed in crash along Route 101

State Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred in Bedford on Monday night.

Eldon Sidebotham, 72, of Bedford, was driving east on Route 101 in Bedford just before 10 p.m. when he lost control of his 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck on the ramp to I-293 north, according to State Police Sgt. Lawrence Bolduc.

The truck rolled over, and Sidebotham was ejected and suffered serious head injuries that caused his death, Bolduc said.

It hasn’t been determined whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash but speed does appear to have played a role, Bolduc said.

Trooper Brynn Cunningham is investigating the crash, Bolduc said.