A fatal crash is under investigation. On Thursday (July 30), at approximately 6:40 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a collision in Iredell County on Interstate 77 North near the 56 mile-marker at the South Yadkin River. A passerby spotted an overturned vehicle in the median area at the bottom of a deep embankment.
The initial investigation has revealed that a pickup truck was traveling north on I-77, ran off the left side of the roadway into the median, went over the embankment, and jumped the South Yadkin River before coming to rest upside-down in heavy brush. One person was found deceased inside the vehicle.
Troopers believe the collision occurred several days or weeks ago. Investigators are working to determine the identity of the victim who may have been considered a missing person. The investigation is ongoing.