One person was killed after their car crashed and caught fire on New Years Day.

The driver was traveling on N.C. 24/27, outside of Robbins, Tuesday around 5:30 a.m., when their 2006 Honda Pilot ran off the right side of the road striking a tree. The car burst into flames trapping the victim inside the burning vehicle.

Another driver came upon the crash, called 911, and attempted to free the victim from the fiery wreckage.

Robbins Fire & Rescue arrived on scene; however, the driver died before first responders could free the victim.

The state medical examiner was called to the scene, and the body will be sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Authorities did not release the identity of the victim.

Highway Patrol advised the car was not from the area.

Robbins Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, North Carolina State Medical Examiner, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.


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