Apex, N.C. — State troopers found the body of a 21-year-old man and his 2012 Ford Mustang in Jordan Lake Wednesday morning.
Authorities said it appeared that Anthony Thomas Fico, of Cary, was driving west at about 60 mph on Marthas Chapel Road around 12:45 a.m. when he went off the road, struck a guardrail, went airborne and landed in Jordan Lake.
Fico was the only person in the car.
It's unclear if he was wearing his seat belt or if alcohol was a factor in the crash, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.
His body was sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.
According to his mother, Fico served two tours in Iraq and had been having some troubles recently, although she did not elaborate.