Three dead after car slides into creek in Lincolnton

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Three men are dead after their vehicle slipped off the road and fell into a creek in Lincolnton, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol. 

The call came in in around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday and emergency crews responded to the vehicle on N.C. 27. Officials tell FOX 46 that weather played a role in the crash the claimed the life off all three men. 

The three men were riding in a Ford Escape.

They have been ID'd as Loyde Neal, 52, of Lincolnton, Sebastian Fredell, 22, and Andrew Abernathy, 46, of Shelby.