BURKE COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A 17-month-old died at the hospital Thursday as a result of her injuries from a crash in Burke County on Wednesday, NC State Highway Patrol confirmed.
The wreck happened about 1:40 p.m. near Hildebran on Henry River Road, about a half mile south of I-40. According to State Highway Patrol, a 1997 Buick Century was heading south when it crossed the double yellow line and collided with a 2006 Ford F250 that was heading north.
The 17-month-old girl and a 4-month-old girl, who were passengers of the Buick, were both ejected. The 4-month-old was pronounced dead Wednesday.
The driver of the Buick, 21-year-old Cody Myers, was critically injured and air-lifted to the hospital.
The driver of the Ford and a teen passenger received minor injuries.
The wreck remains under investigation.