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Cops need help identifying a truck in a fatal collision in Morganton

MORGANTON, N.C. – Officers need help identifying a vehicle of interest after police said a woman was fatally hit in the head by a thrown rock while driving. according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

At about 8:40 p.m., a 2006 Ford Taurus driven by 23-year-old Brittany Elizabeth Ferguson was traveling south on Conley Road near Jeeter Carswell Road before going off the right side of the road and crashing into a house.

Officials said the car’s windshield was hit by a thrown rock, causing Ferguson to suffer a fatal head injury.

Police said witnesses saw a white Chevrolet S-10 single cab truck driving back and forth near the incident. Witnesses also told police that a white man was riding in the back of the truck.

The involvement of the truck or its occupants in the collision remains unclear. A picture or further description of the truck is not currently available.

This collision is still under investigation.

Anyone who can identify the truck or provide additional information about the crash is asked to contact the Highway Patrol at 828-466-5500.

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