Driver dies after car goes airborne, catches fire on I-95
Posted April 3
Benson, N.C. — A man was killed when his car caught fire after a single-vehicle crash near Benson on Monday afternoon.
Authorities said a Buick driven by a 66-year-old Maryland man was traveling northbound on Interstate 95 when it left the roadway and traveled up an embankment.
The vehicle then went under a large road sign and became airborne before it landed in an adjacent service road, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The car continued down the service road, struck a pine tree and caught fire, authorities said.
The driver was trapped inside the burning car and three good Samaritans, including a Fort Bragg soldier, pulled the unconscious man from the vehicle and began CPR.
Troopers said the cause of the accident was unknown.