Two women were killed in a Burke County crash. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, on Sunday (January 31), at approximately 6:15 p.m., troopers responded to a collision on NC 181 near St. Mary’s Church Road. A 1998 Chevrolet Venture was traveling south on NC 181, crossed the centerline, and collided with a northbound 2018 Kia Soul.
The Chevrolet was being driven by 84-year-old Glenda Brittain Kelly. The Kia was being driven by 58-year-old Daphne Kincaid Beam. Both drivers were Morganton residents and passed away as a result of their injuries. There were no other passengers. The roadway was closed for approximately two hours during the investigation.