Funeral Arrangements Announced For Father, 2 Children Killed In Burke County Accident

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The funeral arrangements for a father and his two children killed in a Burke County car accident Wednesday afternoon have been released.

On Monday, August 13th, funeral services for Cody Myers, Piper Myers, and Adaline Hullette will be held in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Services located at 1507 Main Street East in Valdese.

Services will begin at 3pm followed by interment at the Hillcrest Cemetary. Family will receive friends from 2pm to 3pm.

A GoFundMe page has been established to help cover funeral costs. Anyone wishing to donate can do so by clicking here.

Original Story – August 9, 2018

HILDEBRAN, NC — A second child critically injured in a Burke County accident Wednesday afternoon has died.

The accident happened around 1:40pm on Henry River Road, about half a mile south of I-40. Investigators with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol say a 1997 Buick Century and a 2006 Ford F-250 collided after the Buick crossed into oncoming traffic.

Troopers say 4-month-old Piper Myers and 17-month-old Adaline Hullette were in the backseat of the Buick when the accident occurred. Despite being properly secured in their child safety seats, investigators say the force of the impact ejected the seats and the children from the vehicle.

Piper was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials, while her sister Adaline and father, Cody Myers, 21, were both airlifted with critical injuries.

Myers died at the hospital Wednesday evening, and his other daughter Adaline passed away the following day.

Officials say the driver of the Ford and a teen passenger only suffered minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.