One airlifted after rush-hour crash

One person was airlifted to a hospital after a Thursday afternoon traffic accident in Southern Pines. The accident occurred during heavy traffic just before 6 p.m. at U.S. 1 and Murray Hill Road.

Arriving emergency crews found a Cadillac SUV overturned on its roof and a Chevrolet with extensive front-end damage. A pickup truck had minimal damage from the three-vehicle accident.

Due to the severity of the injuries, a medevac helicopter was called for a woman injured in the crash. EMS transported her to Memorial Park in Southern Pines and then airlifted to a trauma center. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Southern Pines Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

The accident occurred during rush hour. Traffic was almost at a standstill as crews worked to clear the scene, and law enforcement rerouted traffic around the accident area.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.

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