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Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash Early Thursday Morning in Caldwell County

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred early this morning (February 15) in Caldwell County. The deceased is 64-year-old Stanley Jeffery Burns of Granite Falls.

At about 4 a.m. today, the Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene on Burns Road near Oran Yount Lane. A westbound 1999 Pontiac Bonneville traveling on Burns Road ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment, overturned, and came to rest on the driver’s side. Mr. Burns, who was driving the Pontiac, passed away at the scene. Mr. Burns was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

The preliminary investigation does not indicate alcohol or speed to be contributing factors in the collision. During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was partially closed in the area for approximately two hours.