Asheville police are investigating after the wreckage of a deadly car crash was found Monday morning over an embankment on New Haw Creek Road.
Police and firefighters were initially dispatched to the area around 9 a.m. Sunday after neighbors reported hearing sounds of a possible car crash.
First responders and neighbors searched the area but did find the crash location, police said.
Shortly after sunrise on Monday, police said a vehicle was sighted over the side of an embankment
First responders said the car belonged to 72-year-old Dolphus Koon of Asheville.
Koon’s body was also in the car.
Police said Koon was traveling in the right hand lane heading southwest toward Asheville when he appeared to lose control of the vehicle, crossing the left hand lane and down into the embankment.
The investigation is ongoing.
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