An elderly driver in Burlington was killed last week when his SUV struck a tree and burst into flames.
According to the city’s police department, 71-year-old Robert Miller, III of Haw River had been heading west along Morningside Drive last Wednesday afternoon when his Chevrolet HHR left the road and careened into a tree.
By the time officers arrived on the scene at about 1:00 p.m., Miller’s vehicle was engulfed in flames, although the city’s firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.
According to the police department, Miller was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.