Missing Maine man's body found in wrecked vehicle

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Posted: Oct 27, 2010 9:34 AM
Missing Maine man's body found in wrecked vehicle

Police say the body of a 47-year-old Maine man who was reported missing more than a month ago has been found in an SUV that apparently crashed in the woods.

A construction crew working on guardrails on U.S. Route 1 came across the vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Newcastle. The body of Peter Collins of Waldoboro, who was reported missing Sept. 19, was found behind the wheel.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says it appears Collins' vehicle left the road, went airborne and came to a rest among the trees, out of sight from the road. It's unclear if Collins died immediately or over time.

The crash is under investigation.