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71-year-old Haw River man dies in fiery crash in Burlington

Police identified Robert Miller III as the driver of a 2010 Chevrolet HHR.
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BURLINGTON, N.C. — A man died after his car crashed into a tree and caught on fire in Burlington Wednesday, according to police

It happened right after 1 p.m. on Morningside Drive. 

Burlington police said they received a report about a single vehicle crash. When officers arrived, they found a 2010 Chevrolet HHR drowning in flames.

Police said the driver died at the scene. 

After an investigation, police said 71-year-old Robert Miller III of Haw River was traveling down the road before running off and striking a tree, sparking a fire. Firefighters with the Burlington Fire Department worked to put out the fire.

In addition to police and the Burlington Fire Department, Alamance County Rescue and EMS also responded to the scene. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

The Burlington Police Department is seeking anyone with additional information about this investigation. Please contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or use the mobile app, P3 Tips. Tips provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.

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