Driver leaves car burning on Raleigh roadway

February 26, 2014 9:06:05 AM PST
Police in Raleigh have found the driver who left a fiery crash on Capital Boulevard early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the outbound lanes of Capital Boulevard at Fenton Street.

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Authorities said the driver hit a nearby tree, and then left the car. Flames were then seen erupting from the vehicle.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

At first, authorities said they were having trouble figuring out what happened since the driver was missing and it was unclear what the car crashed into.

However, police later located the driver, James Alphonse Nicholson Jr., at a home in the 2400 block of Stevens Road.

He was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another jurisdiction. No charges have been filed in connection with the vehicle fire.

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