Highway Patrol said Sunday morning the driver and car did not enter the river as previously reported.
A search and rescue began Thursday night after reports of two vehicles running off the I-95 South bridge near Fayetteville and into the Cape Fear River.
First responders were made aware of the crash shortly after 7 p.m. A witness called to say that two cars crashed into each other before careening off into the river.
Friday afternoon, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office told media that 40 emergency personnel were involved. Nine boats and 10 dive team members searched the area.
First responders searched the river for hours Thursday night but did not find anything. Fire crews told ABC11 that the river could run as deep as 19 feet in that area.
UPDATE: At least 4 water rescue boats are still out on the Cape Fear River. First responders and law enforcement responded to calls of possibly two vehicles running into each other then going into the river. They’ve been out here since 7 p.m. Still no sign of cars. @ABC11_WTVD https://t.co/POJfMfeV4Q pic.twitter.com/VLe3qNR7vB— Michael Lozano (@MLozanoABC11) July 10, 2020
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