Truck, Car Wreck Closes U.S. 1
A wreck on U.S. 1 near Ingersoll-Rand Tuesday afternoon scattered debris across the four-lane highway.
Traffic was re-routed on access roads to bypass the demolished remains of a car that had been hit by a tractor-trailer truck that was heading north.
Initial reports indicated that the car pulled out of Air Tool Drive in front of the truck at about 1:10 p.m. After the truck struck the car it went through the divider and ended up in the southbound lanes of the highway, while the front end of the severed car nestled in the median and the rear of the car ended up resting in the southbound lanes.
The driver of the car was conscious and talking when he was transported to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital by Moore County EMS. The driver appeared to be the only occupant of the car. The driver of the truck was uninjured.
The Southern Pines Police Department, the Southern Pines Fire Department and the State Highway Patrol were on the scene.
The highway was reopened at 3:30 p.m.
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