Missing 68-year-old man found dead in Watauga County

Missing 68-year-old man found dead in Watauga County
Trivette (Watauga County Sheriff's Office)
Trivette (Watauga County Sheriff's Office)

BOONE, NC (WBTV) - A man who was reported missing in Watauga County was found dead Wednesday.

A Silver Alert was issued for 68-year-old Lester Allen Trivette, who was last seen on the 1200 block of Soc Houck Road in Boone.

According to the Watauga County Sheriff's Office, Trivette was found dead Wednesday evening  after being involved in a car accident.

The car reportedly went down a steep embankment and the vehicle hit trees. Trivette died at the scene.

Officials said he was suffering from some type of cognitive impairment.

Anyone who sees Trivette or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Watauga County Sheriff's Department at 828-264-3761.

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