A MAN has been found dead in a car submerged in a creek near Airlie Beach in north Queensland.
A passing motorist found the Nissan X-trail submerged in Lethebrook Creek south of Proserpine around 7.30am.
Police said it appeared as though the X-trail had been travelling along the Bruce Highway when it left the road and plunged into the creek below.
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Exactly what time the crash occurred is yet to be determined.
Sadly, police discovered the body of a man inside the vehicle as it was being winched out of the water.
The 44-year-old man is believed to have been the sole occupant of the vehicle.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
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