CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities are investigating a fiery crash that occurred Thursday morning in Chapel Hill following a chase in Orange County.
Multiple agencies including the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Chapel Hill Fire Department are on scene at the crash site, which is located at MLK Jr. Boulevard and Piney Mountain Road/Municipal Drive.
The wreck occurred around 3 a.m. but authorities have only said that the crash was the result of a chase in Orange County. North Carolina State Highway Patrol is leading the investigation but has not provided any further information, including whether anyone was killed or injured.
A CBS 17 crew is at the scene. Video and pictures from the crash site showed a burned, mangled car with the roof missing just off the roadway and in the woodline. A tree next to where the vehicle was located has a large chunk missing from the trunk.
The road was shut down in the area until around 5:20 a.m.