Maine State Police say a Lincoln man who was found dead in a remote area north of Millinocket early yesterday morning had been killed in a car crash several hours before.

The body of 50-year-old Artie Lujan of Lincoln was found off the Access Road in T2-R8 around 1:00 a.m. Monday.

He had been reported missing Sunday morning.

State Police say Lujan's car was travelling at a high rate of speed went it went off the road, went airborne and struck a tree.

Searchers out looking for the man found the overturned car about 200 feet into the woods.

Investigators say Lujan was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

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