The driver of a car narrowly escaped after it struck a tree and caught fire Monday afternoon.
Wilson Emergency Management Agency Director Joey Cooper said the driver lost control of the car he was driving at 4527 Central Pike, ran off the road and struck a tree in a homeowner’s front yard. The driver’s name wasn’t immediately available.
“The driver had gotten out, but it ignited and was a total loss,” Cooper said.
Cooper said the crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. He said the driver wasn’t injured and was unsure what caused him to run off the road.