Crash causes power outage

A two-vehicle crash near West End caused traffic backups on Highway 211 Tuesday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the scene between Hoffman Road and Highway 73 just after 6 p.m. When they arrived, a Toyota Camry was flipped on its driver’s side. Firefighters had to stabilize it before they were able to cut the roof off to get the driver and the passenger out of the vehicle. The other car, a Toyota Corolla, had some front-end damage. Occupants of both vehicles only had minor injuries.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident but said both cars were traveling westbound. The driver of the Corolla attempted to change lanes and hit the Camry. Both cars went off the shoulder of the road, and the Camry struck guide wires for a power pole which caused the vehicle to flip. The crash caused a power outage in the area.

Highway 211 was shut down in the westbound direction for about 15 minutes, and the eastbound lanes were shut down for about 5 minutes, causing backups. Crews continued to have the westbound outside lane closed during the investigation and clean up.

Responding to the scene were West End Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, Foxfire Police, Moore County EMS, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.

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