One dead after single-vehicle crash in Windsor

Posted Sept. 25, 2013, at 10:38 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 25, 2013, at 3:16 p.m.

WINDSOR, Maine — One man is dead in a single-vehicle accident in Kennebec County on Wednesday morning, according to police.

The accident occurred in Windsor at the intersection of Routes 32 and 17 at approximately 4 a.m., Kennebec County Sheriff Randall Liberty said.

Liberty said the vehicle, believed to be a Chevy Blazer which had only one occupant, may have been traveling at a high speed when it struck a telephone pole before rolling over.

The driver, whose identity was not available, was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff said.

Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon said early Wednesday afternoon that the crash was unlike any other his department has investigated.

“The vehicle is burned in such a way that the VIN numbers were destroyed, and the [license] plates were melted,” Reardon explained. He also added that police couldn’t tell if the driver was male or female because of the burned vehicle.

Autopsy results of the victim were completed late Wednesday afternoon, according to Reardon, but he declined to release them or the victim’s name.

“We have a preliminary identification, we’re just waiting for medical and dental records to come in and confirm it,” Reardon explained.

The chief deputy said it’s unclear whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. Alcohol containers were discovered in the vehicle but were unopened.