One dead after car crashes into Randolph Co. bridge at high rate of speed

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Credit: WGHP

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — One person is dead after a fiery single-vehicle crash in Randolph County early Tuesday morning.

N.C. Highway Patrol troopers say the crash happened just around 1:15 a.m. on Old N.C. 49  in the Farmer community.

According to troopers, the red Ford Mustang was traveling northeast on Old N.C. 49, ran off the road to the right, hit the end of a bridge rail and burst into flames.

Officials say the victim and car were burned beyond recognition.

The identity of the sole occupant of the vehicle will not be released until an autopsy is completed, according to Sgt. G.R. Catherwood with the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Catherwood said speed seemed to be a factor. Estimated speed at point of impact was 100 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to troopers.

 

 

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