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Man, 22, dies after crashing into Chatham County creek

Posted December 19, 2008 5:59 a.m. EST
Updated December 19, 2008 8:03 a.m. EST

— 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.