1 person dead after crash in Randolph County

(Tyler Brock/WGHP)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A woman is dead after a crash in Randolph County on Thursday, according to Highway Patrol Trooper D.R. King

Authorities were called to 6562 Pisgah Covered Bridge Road at about 2 p.m.

The woman was driving a Jeep Patriot that went off the road on a curve, crashed into a tree and caught fire.

King said the Medical Examiner’s Office in Raleigh will have to make a positive identification of the woman due to severe burns.

There is no word on the cause of the accident.

Pisgah Covered Bridge Road was closed until 4:35 p.m.