Update: 4:46 p.m.
A video of police officers, firefighters and a towing company pulling the SUV from the woods between 2:30 and 3 p.m. was added to this story. Portions are silent to drown out nearby conversations during the recording.
At around 9:39 on Monday morning, a Connecticut Light & Power employee slowed his truck down on Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), directly across the street from the Route 110 intersection, to inspect a pole following last Saturday's storm, when he looked down and noticed a vehicle in a gully off the roadway, according to police.
Monroe police officers, firefighters and Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to the scene, but quickly determined that the male driver was deceased. There were no passengers.
Police Capt. Michael Flick said the driver has yet to be identified, adding police also don't know how long the SUV was in the woods.
"We're looking into whether it was a person reported missing from a neighboring town," Flick said.
Officers of the Monroe-Trumbull Serious Accident Investigative Team are currently at the scene and Flick expects them to be there for a while.
He said the vehicle, which looks like a mid-size SUV, was not visible to a normal passerby because of the heavy vegetation.