Three people died in a one-car wreck early Friday in downtown Rocky Mount, police said.
Authorities have not released the identities of the victims, but said the incident happened shortly before 2 a.m. when a 2001 Lincoln LS crashed into a building at the intersection of South Grace and Chester streets.
“The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The Rocky Mount Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire,” Cpl. Mike Lewis said in a press release. “Investigators at the scene recovered the remains of three persons who were inside the vehicle.”
The cause of the wreck is under investigation by the Rocky Mount police traffic safety unit.
Check back with the Rocky Mount Telegram as more details are released.