An Armored vehicle crashed on Independence Day just before the 690 overpass on U.S. Hwy 1 bypass outside of Vass. Emergency crews were paged at 4:32 p.m. to the accident with reports of two people pinned in the vehicle.
Both occupants were able to be freed from the vehicle within a few minutes. The occupants, two armed guards, were transported by EMS to Firsthealth Moore Regional with non-life threatening injuries.
The armored truck was traveling northbound when it ran off the left-hand side of the roadway into the median. The truck overturned on its side and slid into thick cable barriers which then caused the vehicle to right itself. The armored compartment of the vehicle remained in tack. The NC Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.
Responding to the scene were Moore County EMS, Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue, Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Vass Police Department, and the NC Highway Patrol.