GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A fiery crash claimed three lives on U.S. 421 north, near Julian, south of Pleasant Garden, in Guilford County.
Highway Patrol confirmed that three people were killed and two others were injured in the Wednesday morning wreck.
Troopers say a preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle stopped or stalled on the highway.
The N.C. Department of Transportation reports the northbound lanes are closed, near N.C. 62, and may not reopen until 12 p.m.
NCDOT is working on a detour.
The front of a nearby light-colored car is also damaged and on fire.
Another vehicle was stopped in the road.