Man dies car goes into Lake Norman

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A man died after his car ran off of the road and went into Lake Norman Monday afternoon in Denver, NC.

The crash happened behind a home in the 6800 block of Pebble Bay Dr., around 3:45 p.m., according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office. Denver Fire and Sherrills Ford Rescue also responded to the scene.

The victim, identified as 77-year-old Robert John Sullivan, was trapped under the water as the car was partially submerged in the lake. He was extracted from the vehicle and take to the hospital where they died from injuries sustained in the accident.  

The cause of Sullivan's death remains under investigation. An autopsy is being performed at Baptist Medical Center.