GODWIN, N.C. (WTVD) -- One person died in an early morning crash where the vehicle went into a creek.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 5:45 a.m. Monday off Sisk Culbreth Road.
A person living in the area said they recall hearing something around that time, but they didn't realize what had happened until about 12 hours later when they spotted a vehicle in the creek behind their home.
Investigators pulled the vehicle, identified as a Polaris 3-wheel roadster, out of the water Monday afternoon.
The driver has not yet been identified.
The medical examiner at the crash site said speed and alcohol appeared to have played a role in the deadly crash.