Accident closes Hwy 15-501 near Carthage

An accident closed a portion of Highway 15-501 outside of Carthage Wednesday morning. 

The accident happened just before 10 a.m. between Blue Siding Road and Little River Farm Blvd. The section of 15-501 was closed roughly for two and half hours. 

A dump truck overturned and slid off the road leaving debris covering the road. When the first fire units arrived, they found the male driver in the truck. A second truck from Southern Pines was called in for an entrapment. 

According to Carthage Fire and Rescue, the male driver was transported by Moore County EMS to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The exact cause of the accident is being investigated by State Highway Patrol. Carthage Police Department and Moore County Sheriff’s Office were also on scene to assist with traffic. 

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self. Contact him at [email protected].

Photo courtesy of Carthage Fire and Rescue.

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