Two people die in vehicle fire

Credit: Gaston Volunteer Fire Department

GASTON, NC (WNCT) – Two people are dead after their car caught on fire early Sunday morning.

Gaston Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle fire early Sunday on NC 46 Highway near Hickory Hollow Road, which is north of Roanoke Rapids.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a vehicle off the road, fully engulfed in flames.

A male driver and female passenger perished in the fire. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

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