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Man, 22, dies after crashing into Chatham County creek

Posted December 19, 2008

— A 22-year-old Ramseur man died Friday morning after his car crashed into a creek in Chatham County.

Kenneth Dustin Welch was rounding a sharp curve on Coleridge Road near Wrenn Smith Road before dawn when the car went off a bridge and into a creek, according to authorities.

Troopers said it appeared that he was trapped and possibly drowned.

Authorities were trying to determine if the fog and damp roads played a part in the crash.


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  • garnertoy Dec 19, 2008

    sad and here at christmas which makes it worse peace to the family and friends

  • bbad238 Dec 19, 2008

    That's awful, praying for the family too.

  • scarletindurham Dec 19, 2008

    What a scary death. Praying for the family.