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Autopsy: Alabama college student drowned in Tennessee creek

(CNN Newsource)

An autopsy confirms the body recovered from a Tennessee creek is that of a missing college student from Alabama.

The Blount County Sheriff's Office said in a release Tuesday that 20-year-old Blake Ryan Smith's death appears accidental and was likely caused by hypothermia and drowning. Smith's body was pulled from Georges Creek on Monday, less than a mile from the construction site where his wrecked car was found.

The family has said that his friends found the car still running, with a cinder block on the gas pedal.

The Trussville man was a student at The Crown College of the Bible outside Knoxville.

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