After Driver Kills Himself During Traffic Stop, Another Body Found in Trunk

August 10, 2018 Updated: August 10, 2018

A man pulled over by police in Maine on Aug. 9 shot and killed himself, officers said.

The man was pulled over after driving erratically on Interstate 295 in Gardiner. After stopping his vehicle he got out and shot himself, Maine State Police said.

Police officers investigating the scene found a dead body in the trunk of the car; both bodies were taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsies.

The vehicle had Massachusetts license plates, according to video footage of the vehicle being removed from the scene.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing and that there is no threat to the public.


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