A Maine trucker is being credited with helping police find the Texas woman now accused of killing her six-year-old son and dumping his body in South Berwick.

Steve Scipione, of North Waterboro, said he was on his usual delivery route between Portland and Worcester, Mass., when he pulled into the Chelmsford rest area off Interstate 495.

“I was keeping my eyes peeled, and as soon as I drove into the rest area, I noticed the blue truck and immediately I looked down to see if it said ‘Navy,’ ” Scipione said. Maine State Police had tried to jump start the search for the suspicious truck, seen near where the child’s body was dumped, by announcing that it might have a Navy insignia or reference on the license plate.

Scipione called 911 and a Massachusetts trooper arrived and began speaking with the pickup’s occupant, who turned out to be Julianne McCrery, mother of Camden Hughes, the boy who died.

Scipione didn’t know unitl later that it was the truck police were searching for. As he was driving back toward Maine and saw troiopers swarming around the car on a flatbed, he broke down.

“Who knows what would have happened” if he hadn’t spotted the truck, Scipione said.

Scipione said he took his wife out to dinner Wednesday night and got a call from the Masssachusetts State Police thanking him for leading them to McCrery.