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Three men ejected from car, died in fiery crash near Gaston

A car crashed into the woods and burst into flames on NC Highway 48 in Pleasant Hill, which is near Gaston.

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Gaston emergency responders work to put out a fire in the brush off NC Highway 48
By
Maggie Brown
, WRAL multiplatform producer
GASTON, N.C. — A car crashed into the woods and burst into flames on NC Highway 48 in Pleasant Hill, which is near Gaston, Sunday morning.

Three men were ejected from the car and died during the crash. Officials say that during the crash, the car split in two.

When Gaston emergency responders arrived to the scene, they found that some brush and some of the woods were also on fire.

They spent nearly two hours at the scene. One lane was closed on NC Highway 48 while crews were working.

NC Highway Patrol is leading the investigation.

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