Sheriff: 3 bodies found in submerged car in Robeson County pond

Sheriff: 3 bodies found in submerged car in Robeson County pond
Crews were called to a pond in Robeson County where a car was submerged. (Source: Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins)

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WMBF) – There’s an investigation underway after a car was found in a pond in Maxton.

The Two Hill Fire Department and Lumberton Rescue Squad responded Tuesday afternoon to Maxton Pond off Maxton Pond Road after a 911 caller alerted them to a possible car in the water.

Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said three bodies were found inside the car. He said that evidence at the scene has led authorities to believe that it’s a traffic-related incident.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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