BETHEL – Maine State Police said Tuesday they are assisting in the investigation into the death of a Raymond man found dead in his car on train tracks in Bethel last week.

Scott Libby’s compact Chevrolet Cobalt was struck by a westbound St. Lawrence and Atlantic freight train shortly before 3 a.m. Friday. The car had been driven onto the tracks about 200 feet west of the Barker Road crossing and was pushed an additional 850 feet down the tracks by the train, officials said.

“We have a team of detectives that have been working with Bethel police on this since the weekend,” Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said Tuesday. “There are some questions that have come up in the course of the investigation that we are seeking the answers to.”

McCausland said he could not elaborate further.

“It is not unusual for state police to enter an investigation, particularly if a department has sought it,” he said.

The state Medical Examiner’s Office has completed an autopsy on Libby’s body, but the determination of the manner and cause of death is still pending, McCausland said.

Libby’s car is at the state police crime laboratory in Augusta, he said.

A spokesman for the railroad said the car was facing the same direction as the train and was hit from behind. It did not appear to be running or have its lights on.

According to his MySpace page, Libby owned Libby’s Landscaping and Greenhouse as well as Libby’s Consulting in Raymond and worked as a bartender at a Boston club on weekends. He graduated from Windham High School in 2001 and Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., in 2005.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Casco Village Church, 940 Meadow Road, according to the Web site: http://scottlibby.blogspot.com



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