Fiery car crash on New Mulga Loop Road leaves 1 dead

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- One person was killed in an fiery, early-morning car accident on New Mulga Loop Road.According to police, a car became engulfed by flames around 2:42 a.m. after leaving the road and careening into a ditch. A passerby noticed the burning wreckage and called 911.Upon arriving, officers found the vehicle still on fire and a person trapped inside. The driver, whose identity has yet to be release, wasn't able to escape. Rescue crews pronounced the victim dead at the scene.Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash.