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Man Drowns After Driving Into Tuckaseegee River

Updated: Wednesday, January 2 2013, 10:06 PM EST

A Hayesville man is dead after driving his car into the Tuckaseegee River in Jackson County. It happened Monday evening near Uncle Bill's Flea Market on U.S. 74.

Troopers say 36-year-old Michael Sandersen drove through the parking lot of Tuckaseegee River Trips and into the water. They say he was able to get out of the car, but it appears the current pushed him underneath the vehicle. He then drowned.

The accident is still under investigation.

Man Drowns After Driving Into Tuckaseegee River

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