Fiery Car Crash in Pitt County; Driver Missing!

State troopers are trying to determine who was driving an SUV that crashed and burned Wednesday morning.

Troopers say the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Mills Road, that's off Highway 43. They believe the driver may have been drunk and ran from the crash.

They searched what's left of the SUV and the surrounding woods for any sign of the driver.

Now troopers are looking for a vehicle identification number off the SUV to trace who it belongs to.


We're gathering information about a fiery car crash early Wednesday morning in Pitt county.

Highway Patrol Troopers say the vehicle is burned so badly, they can not determine the make of the vehicle--only that it's a SUV.

Another bizarre twist, the driver of that vehicle is no where to be found.

Troopers say it happened around 4:30 Wednesday morning, on Mills road, near Highway 43 at the Hollywood crossroads. Trooper S.P. Ziemba tells WITN the driver hit an embankment, flipped and landed upside down.

The SUV then burst into flames.

Once fire crews from Eastern Pines Fire Department put out the flames, they found no one inside.


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  • by pirategirl Location: greenville on May 10, 2010 at 11:11 AM
    find the driver yet??
  • by Katie Location: Pitt County on May 7, 2010 at 04:15 AM
    Any updates?
  • by J Location: g-ville on May 7, 2010 at 04:02 AM
    No, it is not possible the body was completely "incinerated." Have you never seen an episode of "Bones?" Temps. would not be hot enough, and if they were, there would at least be bones left. Geez, hehe
  • by D on May 6, 2010 at 05:11 PM
    Na, it was a ford explorer.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on May 6, 2010 at 02:29 PM
    Is it possible the driver perished, and his body was 'incinerated', not to be found?
  • by PUFF on May 6, 2010 at 02:15 PM
    Why blame it on a drunk driver? Maby it was a Toyota and it did it all by itself. Look out for those renegade Toyotas out there !!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on May 6, 2010 at 10:26 AM
    lol, big bad anonymous.. I mean I was scared, not sure if everyone else got that or not! So tell me, when does someone get thrown hundreds of feet from a house fire? Must have been some intense heat! Thanks Audra, I was just trying to provide facts to the misconceptions that people were having. Maybe they should switch to decaf. as you suggested!
  • by LAW on May 6, 2010 at 08:12 AM
    DMV is investigated and lookin at this car today to search for a vin on the vehicle.
  • by Audra Location: Greenville, visiting on May 6, 2010 at 05:42 AM
    Anon 7:44pm. If you're going to be so bold as to call people stupid & idiots, how about not hiding behind an anonymous posting? Otherwise, you just look sad. Better yet, how about posting something worth reading yourself? Incidentally.. people are thrown far away in house fires? What? lol Speaking of lacking intellect... And Anon 10:37am, I'd like to see a physics explanation for how a car crash could fling someone 1 and 1/2 football fields distance - considering the human body has little more than the glide ratio of a brick. In fact, I think a brick would fly further. It's possible in the incident you describe, said individual walked/staggered part of that distance. But.. who knows. Either way, the points being made were that they're obviously searching & doing what they need to do. I also can't find anything worth criticizing Chris for.. I see statements of fact. Maybe you should switch to decaf.
  • by Bon Location: Greenville on May 5, 2010 at 09:17 PM
    I think he was flung to the moon.
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