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CALDWELLCOUNTY, N.C. -- The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office says a missing elderly couple from Hudson has been involved in a fatal crash in Burke County.

Creed William Goble, 76, and 71-year-old Margie Carter Goble were last seen in the 3800 block of Hickory Boulevard in Hudson, and a Silver Alert was issued for the couple Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the Gobles were driving a silver Dodge Ram with NCtags YRA7241.

Wednesday afternoon, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office told NBCCharlotte a car matching this description drove off an embankment on Highway 64 near Propst Road in Burke County. The scene is north of Morganton.

The Sheriff's Office confirmed the victims to be Creed and Margie Goble.

Rescuers had to rappel down the embankment to reach the crash site to identify the victims.

The Silver Alert has been canceled by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.

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