3 killed, 2 injured in fiery wreck on NC highway

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At least one person died in a fiery crash on US-421 in Guilford County (Photo: Kevin Cloniger via WGHP)

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A fiery crash claimed three lives on U.S. 421 north, south of Pleasant Garden, in Guilford County.

UPDATE: 3 killed in fiery Guilford County crash identified as mother, 2 young daughters

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 crash was reported around 8:45 a.m.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports the northbound lanes are closed near N.C. 62 and may not reopen until 2 p.m.

No detour information was provided by the NCDOT.

FOX8 viewer Kevin Cloniger shared photos of a dark-colored vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

The front of a nearby light-colored car is also damaged and on fire.

Another vehicle was stopped in the road.

— CBS 17 contributed to this report

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