BURKE COUNTY, NC : 4-month-old killed, driver and 17-month-old critically injured in Burke County crash on Wednesday, 8th August 2018

08 August 2018

A four-month old child and a 21-year-old driver were killed in a serious crash in Burke County Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., NC State Highway Patrol responded to the crash in Burke County near Hildebran on Henry River Road about a half-mile south of I-40.

One man was driving a Buick four-door car and the other man was driving a Ford four-door pickup truck, when the Buick crossed over and collided with the Ford.

Two children were ejected from the Buick at impact.

There were child restraints seats in the vehicle but due to the severe damage, the seats were ejected from the car.

One child, a four-month old, died at the scene. 21-year-old Cody Austin Myers died at the hospital around 6:50 p.m.

A second child, a 17-month old, is in critical condition.

The driver of the Ford and a teen passenger suffered minor injuries.

WBTV's Sky 3 was over the scene of the crash, and observed severe damage to one of the cars involved.

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