Martin County man’s death related to Hurricane Ian

MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – One of the four people that died from the storms of Hurricane Ian has been identified.

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper said Jayron Purvis, 22, of Hassell, was driving on Robert Evertt Road towards Perkins Road in Robersonville.

Purvis struck a guard rail and flipped his 2014 GMC Sierra into a swamp where he drowned around 9:15 p.m. Friday night. Purvis was declared dead at the scene.

Governor Roy Cooper attributes Purvis’s death and the other’s death to Hurricane Ian.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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