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Man Found Dead In Tyson's Creek

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.


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