Fatal Gardiner Crash Discovered Saturday May Have Happened A Week Ago
State Police continue to investigate the discovery of a fatal crash along Interstate 295 in Gardiner on Saturday. Troopers think the crash may have taken place last Monday, December 28.
Found dead inside the Honda Civic was 27-year-old Ian Carter of Lincoln Ave. in Gardiner. Investigators say Carter's car went off the road into the median, became airborne and struck a tree, some 25 feet off the ground. Because of the traumatic injuries, Carter was killed as a result of the crash, police said.
The car then came to rest down a steep embankment and was discovered late Saturday morning by a passerby in the southbound lane, who saw a reflection off the car in the woods, according to state police.
Troopers said Carter was last seen leaving work in southern Maine on Monday and that no one reported him missing. Since the crash took place off the northbound lane near the Route 201 exit, Troopers theorize the crash may have taken place as Carter was driving home.