As heavy rain turned to ice and snow, millions found themselves in dangerous driving conditions all across the south. North Carolina now bears the scars of a drive turned tragic for nine people including five children who were traveling in an SUV Friday evening.
WSOC-TV and WLOS ABC 13 News reported that at around 8:15 p.m. officials came upon the burning vehicle just northeast of Charlotte. They rushed several of the nine to hospitals via airlift. Four of the nine were killed, and two of them were children.
It is not clear what caused the wreck, but they did hit a tree. The recent bout of severe weather could have been a factor, but has not been given credit for the crash. It does not appear that any other vehicles were involved, but the investigation into the crash is ongoing. No names have been released at the time of this publication.
Our hearts are with the friends and families of these injured or killed, and our prayers go out to all involved.
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