One dead after car goes into creek in Winston-Salem

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Crews are on the scene of an incident in Winston-Salem. (Photo by Edwin Palacios)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — One person is dead after police said a car went off the road and into a creek Saturday night in Winston-Salem.

Police said it happened in the 1600 Silas Creek Parkway at about 9 p.m. The identity of the victim has not been released.

The victim was headed east on Silas Creek Parkway just east of Lockland Avenue in a 2007 Lexus GS 350 and crossed the median, according to police.

The car reportedly collided into the creek bed that runs under Silas Creek Parkway. Police said officers found the car lying on its left side in the creek.

The driver was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he later died of his injuries, according to Winston-Salem police.

The wreck shut down all lanes of Silas Creek Parkway in the area late Saturday night.

Police said this is Winston-Salem’s second traffic fatality of the year. The investigation is ongoing. Authorities have not released a cause of the crash.

Anyone with any information can call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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