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Multiple injuries reported after rear-end collision on NC 18 South
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Multiple injuries reported after rear-end collision on NC 18 South


Multiple injuries were reported after a Monday afternoon collision south of Morganton.

The crash happened when a woman driving a black SUV rear-ended a white truck that was stopped to turn left onto a private driveway near 4125 N.C. 18 South around 3:45 p.m., said Trooper K.J. Macchia of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The occupants of the black SUV, a woman and three children, were taken to Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge-Morganton for treatment. One of the children had to be X-rayed, but everyone else just suffered bruises, said Trooper A.K. Johnson.


Troopers K.J. Macchia (rear) and A.K. Johnson examine the scene of a Monday afternoon wreck on N.C. 18 South.

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The driver of the white truck was set to go to the hospital by personal vehicle for treatment, Macchia said.

Neighbors told The News Herald that some drivers go too fast on the highway, often passing in a curve on a double yellow line.

“They think this is a speedway,” said a neighbor, who wished not to be identified.

Salem Fire and Rescue, Burke County REACT and Burke County EMS also responded to the crash.

More information will be published as it becomes available.

Chrissy Murphy is a staff writer and can be reached at or at 828-432-8941. Follow @cmurphyMNH on Twitter.

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