Missing man was in fatal crash

SILER CITY, N.C.

Troopers were called just before 2 a.m. Friday to a wreck at W. Buffalo Street and Hwy 22/42 near Bennett, NC just inside the Randolph County line.

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The Patrol said a vehicle headed north apparently crossed the center line, hit a NC DOT warning sign, ran off a bridge, and struck a wall. The vehicle overturned, partially in a creek.

Investigators said the driver was 24-year-old Jesse Lewis Maness, who was last seen leaving a Siler City restaurant around 2 a.m. October 13.

An autopsy was planned.

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