Head-on collision in Carthage sends two to hospital

A head-on collision on Saturday afternoon shut down southbound U.S. Highway 15-501 at the N.C. 24-27 crossover in Carthage.

According to officials, the two-vehicle collision happened around 3:30 p.m. when a Ford Fusion traveling east ran a stop sign while attempting to cross over Highway 15-501. A Ford Bronco traveling southbound on Highway 15-501 collided with the Ford Fusion, and the impact was so strong that the Fusion spun around entirely, facing west when it came to a stop.

Authorities on the scene stated that both female drivers were the only occupants and were transported to Moore Regional Hospital by Moore County EMS.

Both vehicles sustained moderate to heavy damage.

A short area of southbound U.S. Highway 15-501 was shut down, and traffic was diverted for about an hour while crews worked the scene and the vehicles were removed.

According to officials on scene, this was the second vehicle collision that had occurred in one day at the same intersection.

Responding units were the Carthage Fire Department, Moore County EMS, and the Carthage Police Department.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Daniel Gwyn. Daniel has been reporting breaking news for Sandhills Sentinel since 2020.

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