One airlifted after fiery crash

A driver in a single-vehicle fiery crash was flown to a trauma center Saturday. The accident occurred on Highway 24-27, between Grady Road and Oakley Road, in Cameron around 8:30 p.m.

A Hyundai Elantra traveling west had left the road and hit a tree stump, according to officials on scene. Shortly after emergency units were dispatched, the first arriving fire units reported the vehicle to be fully engulfed in flames with ammunition going off inside the car.

One airlifted after fiery crash

The man had been pulled from the wreck and was already with a medic unit on scene being evaluated.

Air care was requested, and a landing zone was setup in a field at the intersection of Highway 24-27 and Cranes Creeks Road.

The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. His condition is unknown at this time.

One lane of Highway 24-27 was shut down for an extended period of time while crews worked the scene, and the vehicle was removed.

Highway Patrol was on scene investigating the crash.

Responding to the scene were Cypress Pointe Fire Department, Carthage Fire Department, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Office and N.C. State Highway Patrol.

~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Daniel Gwyn.

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