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Sunday July 5th, 2015 2:09AM

Driver found dead after car plunges into Lilburn creek

By Staff
LILBURN, Ga. (AP) Gwinnett County fire officials say a driver whose car ran off the road and fell into a suburban Atlanta creek has been found dead inside the vehicle.

Gwinnett County fire Lt. Colin Rhoden said in a statement that a driver veered from a road in Lilburn and the vehicle fell into the Jackson Creek Monday afternoon. Details on what may have caused the driver to swerve from the road weren't immediately available.

Rhoden says firefighters and a swift water rescue team were called to the scene and authorities used an inflatable river boat to execute the search. Local media outlets reported that several witnesses saw the car fall into the water and quickly go under.

The driver's identity hasn't been released.
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