ID of 2 killed after trooper-involved crash in Haywood Co.

HAYWOOD Co., NC (WSPA) – Two people are dead and an NC State Trooper is seriously hurt after a crash Tuesday afternoon.

NC Highway Patrol says it happened at US 74/23 and Old Balsam Rd. around 3 p.m.

They say a trooper had lights and sirens on for an “enforcement action,” when a car turned in front of the trooper.

The two people in that car were killed in the crash.

They have been identified as 84-year-old Robert Lee Nelson and 82-year-old Esther Matilda Nelson.

The trooper is said to be seriously injured and receiving medical treatment.

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