Driver found dead in flipped truck under I-77 bridge identified as missing NC woman

Driver found dead in flipped truck under I-77 bridge identified as missing NC woman
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IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A driver found dead in an Iredell County crash, which troopers believed may have happened weeks ago, has been identified as a 41-year-old missing woman.

Jessica Kelly Lee, of Sparta, was missing from Alleghany County. Her whereabouts had not been known since July 13.

Troopers say Lee was found dead in an overturned car under the Interstate 77 bridge near mile marker 56 Thursday evening. It appears Lee ran a pick-up truck off the left side of the road and into the median, went over an embankment and went into the South Yadkin River before the truck overturned in heavy brush.

Troopers say a passerby spotted the flipped truck, and that the crashed truck could have been there for weeks.

Investigators are still working to determine when the crash happened.

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