Woman killed in one-car Gaston wreck

A woman was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle wreck on N.C. 16, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The victim was driving a car that went off the road, overturned and caught fire. Nobody else was in the vehicle, troopers said.

The crash was reported about 9:45 a.m. near Horseshoe Beach Bend Road, a short distance north of Mountain Island Lake. Troopers said the vehicle was northbound when it went off the road, flipped several times and landed on its roof.

Gaston County EMS officials said the victim died at the scene.

Troopers are investigating what caused the driver, whose name has not been released, to go off the road.