Woman found dead in a car alongside Columbia creek

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MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A startling discovery Friday when a hunter found a car containing a dead body partially in a creek off of Campbellsville Pike in Columbia.

According to the Maury County Fire Department the hunter found the vehicle early Friday and called police.

65-year-old Mildred Fitzgerald of Lewisburg died in that crash, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol officers.

Authorities believe Fitzgerald was southbound on State Highway 245 when she lost control in a curve and went off the roadway.

The Mazda MS6 struck a tree, rotated and came to rest on an embankment partially in the creek. Police say she was not wearing a seat belt