A man was found dead in a car at the bottom of a pond in Rowan County on Tuesday.
Frank E. Christeson, 49, of Morehead, who worked at a local Huddle House restaurant, was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m., said Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt. Drowning is the primary cause of death, he said.
Christeson was driving a 1999 Crown Victoria on Cranston Road when he drove into the pond about 2 miles north of Morehead sometime Monday night, state police said.
At 10:39 a.m. Tuesday, a motorist reported that a vehicle might have gone into a pond after hitting a dry hydrant that was knocked over. Those responding found tire marks leading to the pond, and the search began, Veeneman said.
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He said Christeson appeared to have lost control while rounding a curve too quickly.