20-year-old man stabbed to death

A stabbing that occured in Newton early Thursday morning resulted in the death of 20 year-old Jason Margarita.

Catawba County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 2162 Stove Drive, Newton, at about 1:59 a.m., said Sheriff Coy Reid.

After arriving on scene, deputies found a car in a ditch with Margarita inside. EMS arrived to transport Margarita, who had stab wounds, to Catawba Valley Medical Center. Margarita died on the way, Reid said.

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