Death investigation underway after car found in Watauga Lake - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

THP was investigation the death of at least one person after the discovery of a car in Watauga Lake in Johnson County, TN Monday.THP was investigation the death of at least one person after the discovery of a car in Watauga Lake in Johnson County, TN Monday.

THP was investigation the death of at least one person after the discovery of a car in Watauga Lake in Johnson County, TN Monday.

Death investigation underway after car found in Watauga Lake

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The discovery of a car in Watauga Lake in Johnson County Monday prompted a death investigation under the direction of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

About 9:20 p.m., Tennessee Highway Patrol Spokesman Sgt. Bill Miller confirmed a car was located in the rural lake and that at least one person was found dead in the vehicle.

Miller did not release specifics about where the car was found, when, or how many people were found dead.

"No names are being released and no preliminary information is available until we make family notification and the coroner's office has completed the autopsy," Miller said.

Calls to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office were referred to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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