Rollover accident sends one to hospital

A rollover accident outside of Carthage sent one person to the hospital on Friday.

The accident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Highway 24/27 near Myrick Road. 

The man was traveling toward Carthage when he crossed the centerline and went down an embankment, according to officials on scene. The truck rolled through small pine trees before coming to rest on two wheels at the wood line. 

Debris from the truck was scattered down the embankment. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. 

According to Carthage Fire and Rescue, the man was taken to Moore Regional Hospital by Moore County EMS with minor injuries. Air care was originally called but later canceled. 

Southern Pines Fire and Rescue was called to assist with the landing zone at Gilliam McConnell Airfield.

When air care was canceled, units with Southern Pines were released. 

Moore County Sheriff’s Office was also on scene assisting with traffic control. Highway 24/27 was brought down to one lane for some time. 

The exact cause of the accident is being investigated by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. 

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.

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