One person died outside of Robbins early Tuesday morning when an SUV burst into flames after striking a tree in the second fatal accident on Moore County roads since the New Year began last night.
Emergency responders were dispatched just after 5:30 am to the 14500 block of NC Highway 24/27 outside of Robbins for a reported vehicle accident.
While fire units were still enroute they were advised that a Sheriff’s Deputy at the scene reported the driver was trapped inside of the Honda CRV which was on fire. When the first fire units reached the scene a short time later the vehicle was fully involved in flames.
Firefighters were able to quickly bring the blaze under control; however the driver had already died in the fire.
Firefighters had to extricate the trapped driver from the vehicle using a number of specialized rescue tools causing NC Highway 24/27 to be closed to traffic in both directions for an extended period of time.
Responding to this incident were units with Robbins Fire & Rescue, Highfalls Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and the NC State Highway Patrol.
As of this report officials were still working to confirm the identification of the victim. We will update readers as additional details become available.