A head-on collision left a man dead Friday afternoon in Carthage.

During a heavy storm, a Dodge Ram pickup truck and a semi-truck struck each other on 15-501 around 3:30 pm.  The elderly male driver of the pick-up truck died on the scene despite CPR efforts.  The man was Donald Winfree, age 77, and he was from Candor. The driver of the semi-truck had minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital.

Responding to the scene were Moore County Sheriff’s Department, Moore County EMS, Carthage Police Department, Carthage Fire & Rescue,  North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Cypress Pointe Fire & Rescue.

Both lanes on 15-501 were closed due to the accident and traffic was rerouted. 


Photos by Frank Staples, Sandhills Sentinel contributor



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