Yesterday afternoon, May 9, Maine State Police pulled over a male near Mile Marker 19 southbound on Interstate 295 in Freeport. Callers reported a male with blood on his face trying to flag down traffic.

Freeport Police, Fire and Rescue responded to assist, and a passing motorist stopped and began CPR on the male who had become unresponsive. The male did not recover and was pronounced deceased on scene by Freeport Rescue.

Based on the facts and circumstances of the call, Major Crimes Unit South and an Evidence Response Technician were called to the scene. Upon further examination, and in speaking with family members it appears the male suffered a medical event. The deceased will be transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Augusta where an autopsy will be performed.

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