Body found inside car off Mt Hope Church Road | News
SALISBURY - A person's body was found Friday morning inside a car that had gone off the road and crashed into a creek in Rowan County, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The victim has now been identified as 60 year old Gary Lee Hamlet of Salisbury.
The car was discovered by the driver of a passing car at about 6:30 a.m. on Mount Hope Church Road, near Old Concord Road, southwest of Salisbury.
Though the car was discovered this morning, troopers say they aren't sure when the car crashed. They told WBTV that the car probably crashed sometime overnight and was not noticed by anyone.
It is unclear if the victim died in the crash or from other causes. Troopers are continuing to investigate and the Medical Examiner is looking into the cause of death.