FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — One person is dead after Fayetteville police said a car was found flipped over in a creek in the western area of the city on New Year’s Day.

The incident was reported just before 2:55 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Galatia Church and Stoney Point roads, a news release from Fayetteville police said.

The initial report was about a vehicle in a pond, but police later said the car was found in a creek.

Police confirmed a wrecked car was found off Galatia Church Road, which is less than a mile from the Cumberland/Hoke county line.

Police later said the victim was Eric Brandon, 61, who was driving in the area around Sunday morning.

Brandon lost control of his vehicle sometime after 10 a.m. Sunday while traveling on Galatia Church Road, a later Fayetteville police news release said.

“His vehicle struck a culvert and landed upside down in a small creek,” according to Fayetteville police.

Brandon was found dead inside the car after it was pulled from the creek, police said.

Galatia Church Road at Stoney Point Road was closed after the discovery. Police said the intersection should reopen by 8 p.m.

Police said anyone with information regarding the incident should call Officer C. Lewis at (910) 818-1872 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).