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Police in Charleston, SC say they are unsure what caused a North Carolina man to lose control of his vehicle in an accident that claimed his life. William Lee Howard (52) of Maiden, North Carolina died Thursday night when he lost control on Greenbrier Street and crashed over an embankment.

At the crash site Sgt. Shawn Williams said, "From what we can tell, it looks like he lost control and he flipped his car into a creek. The car was upside down when we arrived so we’re not exactly sure what caused his death." A medical examiner will determine if the impact of the crash, or his landing in the water resulted in his death.

In Charleston visiting relatives, Howard may have not been familiar with the roads, but the cause of the crash may stay a mystery. He was alone in the vehicle, with the exception of his dog. Human officers took the dog to the animal shelter. "The dog was pretty shaken up and scared,” said Williams. Officers say they still are trying to figure out what caused him to lose control of the wheel.

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