Man thrown from car, dies on I-85 near Freedom Drive

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State troopers are investigating what led up to a fatal crash that happened early Saturday morning on I-85 northbound near the Freedom Drive exit. 

Officials say 58-year-old Mitchell Smith of Rocky Point, NC lost control of his work van near the exit, hit a median and was ejected from the car. Smith was found dead on scene. 

Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt.

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