September 25, 2017
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Maine State Police investigate car found in water

By Christina Higginbotham, Foster's Daily Democrat

LEBANON, Maine –The Maine State Police are investigating the case of an abandoned vehicle with its front end submerged in a body of water reported at 2:33 a.m. Saturday morning.

The Lebanon Rescue Department, Lebanon Fire Department and state police went to the intersection of Mills Road and Carl Broggi Highway and found a Mitsubishi sedan with its front end submerged in a small body of water. Rescue officials checked the area but no occupants were found.

According to Lebanon Rescue Assistant Chief Jason Cole, it appeared the vehicle had been there for some time before anyone noticed.

“Our concern was if there were occupants in the car that had to get out into the water. We wanted to make sure no one was hypothermic,” Cole said.

The vehicle was registered to a resident in another community.

Lebanon Rescue and Fire units cleared the scene at 3:04 a.m. Maine State Police stayed on scene awaiting a wrecker to remove the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation by the Maine State Police.

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 


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