Driver crashes into tree, vehicle catches fire in west Charlotte

Updated: Jul. 3, 2018 at 7:33 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One person was injured after a car caught fire in west Charlotte Tuesday morning.

The Charlotte Fire Department tweeted that a crash has closed Freedom Drive and Ashley Road in both directions. Firefighters tweeted about the road closure around 7:30 a.m.

MEDIC said one person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with minor injuries.

Firefighters on scene said the car caught fire after the driver crashed into a tree.

Drivers can expect "significant delays" in the area, firefighters say. There's no word on when the road will reopen.

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