• Woman killed after SUV, Burke Public Schools truck collide in Morganton


    MORGANTON, N.C. - Police are investigating after they said one person was killed in a head-on crash in Morganton Friday morning.

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    The wreck happened around 8 a.m. on Sanford Drive and involved an SUV and a Burke Public Schools truck, officials said.

    Channel 9 learned Anndrel Royal was killed and two others were hurt after witnesses said Royal crossed the center line of Sanford Road and slammed into a Burke County Public Schools truck.

    Authorities said an accident reconstruction team was helping with the investigation to determine which driver crossed the center line and why.


    The driver of the truck was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

    The school district released a brief statement calling it "a very unfortunate accident."  

    Check back with wsoctv.com for any updates to this story.

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