Burke County Woman Struck By Car Christmas Day (2016-12-27 14:25:12)

An elderly Burke County woman died Monday after she was struck by a vehicle on Christmas Day.

WSOC-TV reports that Betty Causby, age 81, was getting her newspaper at her mail box around 6pm Sunday, when she was hit by a car driven by A 17-year-old girl from Morganton. The incident occurred on N.C. Highway 181 near Hilltop Avenue.

Causby was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital, but died of her injuries Monday.

The teen told troopers she wasn’t feeling well, and fell asleep. She said when she woke up, she was hitting mailboxes. She then swerved back onto the road, and that’s when she said she hit Causby. The teen was not injured, and troopers say charges are pending.