State Police report they are investigating how Brandon Spikes's Mercedes Maybach came to be abandoned on the 495 median strip around 3:30 a.m. - and whether some fresh front-end damage might be related to a Nissan SUV getting hit from behind not far away on 495 northbound.
State Police say they were alerted to the presence of the Maybach by GM's OnStar, where an operator said somebody called to report the car had hit a deer.
"No deer was located," State Police say, adding:
At this point no charges have been filed against anyone, but the investigation into both reported incidents - including who was driving the Mercedes and what car struck the Murano - is ongoing. The investigation will seek to determine whether there is any connection between the reported incidents. No connection has yet been definitively established.