SHREWBURY, Mass. — An 88-year-old Maine man reported missing earlier this week has been found dead in his car off a Massachusetts highway.

Authorities say the body of Elmer MacFadyen of Greenville, Maine, was in his car about 40 yards off an Interstate 290 ramp in Shrewsbury found late Wednesday night.

His vehicle had gone down an embankment and ended up in a wooded area.

MacFadyen hadn’t been seen since Tuesday, when he left Maine on his way to Elmont, New York.

His cellphone had last been used in the Worcester area. Shrewsbury is next to Worcester.

The crash remains under investigation.

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