BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) —A woman is dead following a crash in Burlington on Saturday, and a couple is in the hospital, according to the Burlington Police Department.
At 12:59 p.m., the BPD, along with the Burlington Fire Department and Alamance County EMS, responded to the intersection of Maple Avenue and Cameron Street when they were told about a crash.
Police say a 72-year-old man was going north on Maple Avenue in a 1997 Lexus LS400 4S when he hit a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu 4S that was being driven by 88-year-old Ellen Smith Hicks on Cameron Street.
Both cars went off the road, and the Lexus hit the front porch of a home on the 500 block of Maple Avenue.
Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 72-year-old and his 71-year-old wife were both taken to a hospital.
Speed appears to be a contributing factor in the crash, and impairment is not a factor, police say.
At this time, no charges have been filed.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this accident is asked to contact the BPD at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or using the mobile App P3 Tips or www.p3tips.com. Tips provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.