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INVESTIGATION: Man crashes car speeding away from burning vehicle

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Police say these are the two vehicles that were involved. Police say these are the two vehicles that were involved.

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WECT) – Officers in Lake Waccamaw spotted a man speeding away early Monday morning from a burning vehicle at the state park boat ramp on Bella Coola Road.

According to officials, David Miller told them his daughter parked one of the cars at the state park boat ramp and lost a key. Miller says the car was on fire when he arrived to the boat ramp.

Investigators said Miller didn't call 911 and drove away instead. Miller crashed into a light pole down the street, knocking out power for many people in the area.

Miller was taken to the hospital to be treated for a broken neck.

According police, it is legal to burn your own property. It only become illegal when you file a claim.

This incident is under investigation.

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