• Morganton man dies when car crashes into ditch


    BURKE COUNTY, N.C. - A Morganton man died when the car he was in crashed and rolled into a ditch Friday morning.

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    Officials went to the crash site on Brentwood Road around 5:30 a.m.

    There were three other passengers in the car, one of whom one was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

    The North Carolina Highway Patrol said 25-year-old Richard Thomas Williams was killed in the crash.

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    According to officials, speed is a suspected factor in the crash because the designated speed on the road is 25 mph.

    No additional information has been released. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.  

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