Lost hikers die in car accident shortly after rescue

Map locates Roque Bluffs, Maine, where two recently rescued hikers died in an auto accident.

Two women who were rescued after becoming lost hiking in Maine were killed Tuesday after driving their car into the ocean.

ROQUE BLUFFS, Maine — Authorities say two women who got lost while hiking in a Maine state park died when their car was driven into the ocean shortly after their rescue.

Thirty-seven-year-old Amy Stiner, of Machias, Maine, and 38-year-old Melissa Moyer, of Sunbury, Pa., were killed Tuesday night when they drove their car into the ocean after driving the wrong way down a road. The county sheriff says Stiner was five months pregnant.

Officials say the women became lost while hiking near Roque Bluffs State Park. A landowner found them and gave them a ride to a home. Authorities later took them to their car.

A short time later, the women called to say they had driven their vehicle into the water — and then the phone went dead. The car was found underwater.

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