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Man Airlifted To Hospital Following Two Vehicle Crash In Morganton

The Morganton Department of Public Safety responded to a two car collision on the 200 block of Herron Street at 1:45 p.m. Thursday (November 30). Both vehicles were traveling northwest on Herron Street. A silver SUV attempted to turn right into a driveway and was struck by a silver sedan.

Burke County EMS responded and transported six individuals to the hospital. The male driver of the sedan was airlifted to Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was last reported to be in critical condition. The crash is currently under investigation and, according to a Public Safety news release, alcohol impairment is suspected.