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SC man dies in I-85 crash near Belmont

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By Jeff Rivenbark - email

BELMONT, NC (WBTV) - A South Carolina man died in a traffic accident in Belmont early Tuesday morning.

The accident occurred around 6:16 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-85 near the exit for Belmont Abbey. 

The driver has been identified as 42-year-old Thong Lee of Chesnee. 

According to Belmont Police Chief David James, Lee ran off the road and overturned.

He was pinned inside the car and died at the scene.

The Belmont Police Department said speed was a factor in the crash.

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