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The Mazda 3 in which Warner Martin was a passenger came to rest in Poplar Creek after coming down the embankment. Martin, 50, of Lake City, died in the Tuesday crash that also left driver Rebecca Vanasse injured.
Man killed in crash into Poplar Creek

A Lake City man was killed Tuesday morning when a vehicle ran off Poplar Creek Road and became submerged in the water.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol report indicates the victim, 50-year-old Warner Martin, was buckled into the backseat, making extrication difficult.

The driver of the Mazda 3, Rebecca Vanasse, 26, of Oak Ridge, and her front seat passenger Ethan James Alexander Wilson, 26, of Lake City, were successfully removed from the vehicle.

Wilson, 26, did not suffer any injuries, but reports said Vanasse suffered unknown injuries.