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Vehicle found in creek with bodies of missing trio

SCOTT COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Scott County siblings and a friend, reported missing last week, were found after their vehicle was discovered in a creek.

According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, the bodies of two men and one woman were recovered Monday in what is believed to be a tragic accident.

They were reported missing Friday.

Officials said it appears their vehicle ran off the road and plunged into the Hontokalo Creek.

It is located near Ringgold Road outside the City of Forest.

Scott County Coroner Joe Bradford identified the victims as Vincent Hunt, 40, his sister, Rose Hunt, 46, and Banji Lee, 34, all of Forest.

Lee, a passenger, was ejected from the vehicle.

Bradford said an autopsy completed Tuesday revealed that all three died of fresh water drowning.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

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