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1 dead in car found in Sumter Co. pond, victim identified

1 dead in car found in Sumter Co. pond
1 dead in car found in Sumter Co. pond(Sumter County Fire Rescue)
Published: Apr. 17, 2022 at 5:34 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 17, 2022 at 5:39 PM EDT
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AMERICUS, Ga. (WALB) - The Sumter County Fire Department confirmed that one is dead after receiving a call about a submerged car.

On Sunday, officials received a call at 11:15 a.m. about a car that was found off the roadway in a pond located on Highway 27 East on District Line Road.

When fire and rescue arrived on the scene, they found a car submerged. Officials said they are unsure of how long the car had been there.

The Sumter County Fire and Rescue Dive Team was then called to the scene to remove the car from the lake. They later confirmed there was someone inside the car.

Sumter County Deputy Coroner Mathis Wright confirmed the victim was Keyuntae Derrell Ferguson, 34. Ferguson’s body is being sent to the crime lab for an autopsy.

The investigation has been turned over to the Georgia State Patrol, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and the coroner’s office.

SCFR was dispatched on Sunday at 4/17/22 at 11:16am to a possible wreck with entrapment on District Line Rd and Hwy 27....

Posted by Sumter County Fire Rescue on Monday, April 18, 2022

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