A woman has died and an elderly couple is nursing injuries as a result of a NC crash that occurred in Burlington on Saturday.
The Burlington Police Department, Burlington Fire Department, and Alamance County EMS responded to the NC crash at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Cameron Street just before 1 p.m.
According to police, a 72-year-old man was driving a 1997 Lexus LS400 4S north on Maple when he struck a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4S driven by 88-year-old Ellen Smith Hicks. Hicks was traveling along Cameron Street.
Both vehicles left the roadway and the Lexus struck the porch of a home.
Hicks died at the scene while the 72-year-old man and his 71-year-old wife were transported to a hospital.
Police said impairment was not a factor in the crash but it appeared that speed had a role to play. No charges were filed in the hours following the crash and the investigation remains open.
Anyone who has information about the collision is asked to contact the BPD at (336) 229-3500, Alamance County-Wide Crime Stoppers at (336) 229-7100. They can also submit tips via the P3 Tips mobile app or www.p3tips.com.
Meanwhile, four people including two children were killed when their car hydroplaned and hit a tractor-trailer on Friday afternoon.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the accident happened on Friday afternoon close to Pinebluff in Moore County. A driver lost control of their Honda accord and crossed a median before colliding with the tractor-trailer.
The victims have been identified as 28-year-old Tesmond Thomas, 26-year-old LaTanya Jones, six-year-old Levi Thomas, and four-year-old Judah Thomas.
Troopers said the unnamed driver of the tractor-trailer received minor injuries.
If you lost a loved one in a crash or you suffered injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. A North Carolina car accident lawyer can assist you with your case.