Both drivers transported after Carthage collision

On Monday evening, at approximately 9:40 p.m., emergency responders were notified of a collision on Highway 24/27 at Stage Road in Carthage. Carthage Fire and Rescue Department arrived to find a Kia Sorento and a Chevy Silverado had collided at the intersection.

Both vehicles were occupied by only the drivers, who were evaluated by Moore County EMS. Both drivers were subsequently transported to the hospital due to injuries sustained during the crash.

Air care was initially requested shortly after first responders arrived on the scene. Tarheel 2 was notified and put in the air. Cypress Pointe Fire Department established a landing zone, which EMS later deemed unnecessary.

The drivers were then transported to Moore Regional Hospital via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Kia and the Chevy sustained heavy damage and air bags were deployed.

Traffic was directed around the wreckage, and one lane of Highway 24/27 was closed for an extended period. The lane remained closed until the scene was investigated, all debris was removed, and the vehicles were towed. North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

The Moore County Sheriff’s Department was also assisting with traffic control.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Tia Parsons-Abel. 

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