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19-year-old mother killed in crash near Lake James

Investigators said the woman slammed into a tree at a high rate of speed in a neighborhood on Lake James early Wednesday morning. The impact was so severe, the engine came out of the vehicle. (Photo credit: WSOC)

Troopers are investigating a crash that killed a 19-year-old mother in Burke County.

Investigators said the woman slammed into a tree at a high rate of speed in a neighborhood on Lake James early Wednesday morning. The impact was so severe, the engine came out of the vehicle.

Troopers said the victim had an 18-month-old daughter, who was not in the car when the wreck happened.

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