Crash not discovered for days

August 21, 2009 12:45:56 PM PDT
A North Carolina Highway Patrol officer made a grisly discovery Thursday along I-40 in Orange County.She noticed that an interstate sign had been hit by a car, and got out of her vehicle to check it out.

After walking down the embankment near exit 259, she found an overturned vehicle that had apparently been there for some time.

The driver of the car was likely killed in the crash, but an autopsy is pending.

Officers say the car was not visible from the highway, and the crash likely happened in the last week or week and a half.

The dead man - who was identified as 28-year-old Antonio Terrell Covington - was not wearing a seatbelt.

Covington's family reported him missing on August 10.


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