Rush-hour wreck delays Southern Pines traffic

Traffic at a busy Southern Pines intersection was slowed to a crawl by a wreck Tuesday. Shortly before 4:45 p.m., first responders received a call alerting them to a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of West Morganton Road and Felton Capel Lane.

The crash occurred when a Jeep Patriot and Toyota RAV4 collided at the intersection, resulting in both vehicles sustaining front-end damage. The Toyota took the brunt of the damage, losing front-end pieces and leaking fluid on the highway.

The number of injuries is currently unknown at this time. This is an ongoing investigation with the Southern Pines Police Department.

As a result of the collision, one lane in each direction on Morganton Road had to be shut down and detoured around the wreck. Traffic cones were put in place, and traffic was rerouted past the scene to allow first responders to remove the vehicles from the highway and clear the scene of debris. The wreckage took nearly an hour to be entirely cleared away, resulting in traffic delays.

~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Abegail Murphy.

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