SACO, Maine — A man was killed Thursday after a crash on the Maine Turnpike, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Michael Cantara, 30, of Saco was killed instantly when his vehicle left the northbound lane and slammed into a speed limit sign, spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

The vehicle wound up about 20 feet into the woods, according to McCausland.

The accident snarled northbound traffic between Exits 36 and 42 throughout the day Thursday.

McCausland said Cantara is not related to former Commissioner of Public Safety and current Judge Michael P. Cantara.

The accident remains under investigation.

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