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State police: Man shot himself during traffic stop, body found in trunk

State police are investigating two deaths in Gardiner Thursday night. (WGME)

GARDINER (WGME) – State police are investigating two deaths in Gardiner Thursday night.

Police say they stopped a vehicle on Timberwood Drive around 4:45 p.m. after reports of erratic operation on I-295.

The man driving the vehicle immediately got out and fatally shot himself.

Police say in the resulting search of the vehicle, another body was found in the trunk.

Officers are still investigating the incident, and the bodies have been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsies.

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