Just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities were dispatched to an accident involving a vehicle and log truck. The accident occurred on 24/27 west just past Needhams Road approximately 6 miles outside of Robbins.
The driver, Justin Dills, died instantly.
According to Robbins Fire Department, a pediatric and adolescent patient were both airlifted to UNC Hospitals in serious condition. The 11-year-old boy died later at the hospital.
The truck driver was transported to Moore Regional Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.
The accident caused both lanes of traffic to be shut down for several hours.
The State Highway Patrol is investigating the exact cause of the accident.
Responding to the scene were Robbins Fire and Rescue, Highfalls Fire and Rescue, Carthage Fire and Rescue, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Moore County Public Safety, and State Highway Patrol.
~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.
Picture contributed by Sirus Gaige.