Missing 68-Year-Old Watauga County Man Killed In Vehicle Accident

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Officials say Lester Trivette was found dead Wednesday afternoon from an apparent vehicle accident.

Troopers located Trivette around 4:50pm. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating what led to the accident.

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BOONE, NC — A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday morning for 68-year-old Lester Trivette.

Trivette went missing from his home on Soc Houck Road. Officials say he suffers from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Trivette is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds, with short gray hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Watauga County Sheriff Department 828-264-3761.