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