Toddler ejected from car during crash in Burke County dies at hospital

- 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.

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