Update: Wreck on U.S. 1 Injures Three
Update: A two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 1 north of Pennsylvania Avenue in Southern Pines Monday left three people injured and snarled traffic for several hours.
The accident, which happened about 2:30 p.m., involved a 1992 Jeep sport utility vehicle and an N.C. Department of Transportation pickup truck.
Both vehicles were driving north on the highway, according to the accident report. The driver of the Jeep, Hazel Wall Monroe, 53, of West End, failed to see the truck, which had pulled off of the roadway to pick up trash, the report said.
The front left corner of the SUV hit the back rear corner of the truck, which was driven by Harry Timothy Brady, 38, of Robbins. Both vehicles went off the right side of the road, stopping in a ditch that ran along the embankment.
Monroe was airlifted from the scene by a Carolina Air Care helicopter to a Triangle area hospital. The helicopter landed on U.S. 1.
Ambulances transported Brady, and his passenger Clyde Lewis Harris, to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Harris, 39, was on work release from the Sanford Correctional Center.
Conditions for the three individuals involved in the wreck are not known at this time.
No charges have been filed in connection with the wreck. Southern Pines police are still investigating.
Damage to both vehicles was estimated at more than $10,000.
The wreck closed the northbound lanes of the highway between Pennsylvania Avenue and Midland Road for several hours Monday afternoon. Police officers diverted traffic onto Pennsylvania Avenue while the helicopter landed and the wreck was cleared.
The highway remained closed until after 5 p.m. Monday.
Original Story: A two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 1 closed the northbound lanes of the highway between Pennsylvania Avenue and Midland Road exits for several hours Monday afternoon.
The wreck involved a N.C. Department of Transportation truck and a car. At least three people were injured in the wreck that happened around 2:30 p.m. The truck and car went off the right side of the road, stopping in a ditch that ran along an embankment.
A Carolina Air Care helicopter landed on the highway to transport one of the injured people to a Triangle area hospital. Two other injured people were transported to FirstHealth Moore Regional.
Traffic was diverted onto Pennsylvania Ave while the helicopter landed and the wreck was cleared.
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