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Woman Killed In Burke County Crash

A Rutherfordton woman was killed in a crash in Burke County. The deceased is 39-year-old Stephanie Talmelia Woods.

On Friday (February 9) at approximately 9:10 p.m., the NC State Highway Patrol responded to U.S. 64 near Fisher Davis Road.  A 2017 Chevrolet Cruze was traveling south on U.S. 64, drove off the right side of the road, and struck several trees.

The driver of the Cruze, Stephanie Talmelia Woods passed away from her injuries at the scene. The initial investigation indicates excessive speed to be the contributing factor in the collision. During the on-scene investigation, the roadway was closed in the area for over an hour.