Body found in ditch in Lenoir County, sheriff says

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Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram says a body has been found in a ditch after a car wreck.

The body was found around 12:00 noon on Sunday, at the 300 block of Neuse Road.

Sheriff Ronnie Ingram says a man left a party, had a little too much to drink, and crashed in a ditch.

He got out of the car and fell over, into a pool of standing water.

Ingram says he believes the man drowned and there is no foul play.

The body has been sent off for an autopsy.

The name of the victim isn’t being released until all family has been notified.

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