Wake County

Raleigh man dies after driving off bridge into Apex creek

A Raleigh man died Wednesday afternoon after his vehicle hit a bridge and fell into the creek below.

Authorities say that Matthew Brandon, 36, of Raleigh was driving on Apex Barbecue Road near Kinship Lane when his vehicle struck the bridge, causing his vehicle to go over the bridge into Beaver Creek.

Apex Police and emergency workers responded to the call at 4:44 p.m and found the vehicle overturned in the water. Brandon was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The bridge on Apex Barbecue Road suffered damage during the crash, and will be shut down overnight between Kinship and Evans Road. Apex Police recommend drivers avoid the area until the bridge is deemed safe by the NC Department of Transportation.

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