North Carolina Highway Patrol reports a man was found in his vehicle submerged in the water around 11:30 Saturday morning.
The 2002 Kia Sedona was found in Tyson's Creek by a Falkland Firefighter with only a tire showing out of the water.
Trooper A.B. Smith tells WITN 37 year-old Marion Lamont McMillian is the person who was unable to make it out of the vehicle.
The Trooper says they will not call it a drowning because their investigation is not complete.
It is not clear what time the accident happened.
According to Smith the Sedona was traveling east on Short Bridge Road about a mile outside of South Falkland in Pitt County.
Smith says the Sedona may have been traveling too fast near a curve when it went off the road into an embankment.
Smith says the vehicle hit a fence then flipped twice and landed upside down. Smith says the creek is about seven feet deep.