Wilmington accident victim had cocaine, alcohol in system

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A prominent New York businessman who drowned in his car off a coastal island north of Wilmington had alcohol and cocaine in his system. 

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (http://bit.ly/Tym1oJ ) a state medical examiner released a report Tuesday on the death of Benjamin Williamson Jr. He was found April 22 in a submerged car off Figure Eight Island. 

The autopsy concluded Williamson drowned but listed cocaine and alcohol as contributing factors.  

Williamson lived in Manhattan and was attending a family gathering on Figure Eight Island. He was last seen alive about 2 a.m. on April 22, leaving a party at his mother's house.  

Williamson was the managing director and portfolio manager of hedged U.S. equities strategy at Chilton Investment Co.
 

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