Over a month later, still no sign of missing truck driver in Kinston

Over a month later, still no sign of missing truck driver in Kinston (Morgan Newell, NewsChannel 12)

A truck driver is still missing in Eastern North Carolina more than a month after his truck ran off a bridge and into the Neuse River.

A family is still left without answers.

Despite the lack of results, Lenoir County search teams still get out on the water and continue to look for answers.

In December, the unidentified driver smashed into the bridge on Hwy. 70 near Skinner's Bypass.

The Kack Enterprises LLC truck he was recovered but the man inside was not.

With the accident happening more than a month ago, search efforts have been scaled back from every day to every other day.

Volunteer firefighters used radar, drones and poles to remove debris but divers still came up empty handed.

Interim Director for Lenoir County Emergency Management Jerri King said the Neuse River is still above flood stage since Hurricane Florence and that's making the search difficult.

But she says everyone will continue to look for the driver. "Until we actually find him, we will continue searching because we owe that to the family," said King. "Right now they need to have that closure of us being able to find him so, until we actually find him, we will not stop looking."

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