A three-vehicle crash closed part of Highway 73 in West End on Tuesday morning. First responders were called to the intersection of Hwy 73 and Beulah Hill Church Road just before 9 a.m.
According to troopers investigating the crash, a Honda Odyssey was traveling north on Beulah Hill Church Road and was attempting to cross Hwy 73. That’s when a log truck from McNeill Trucking slammed into the Odyssey at the intersection. The impact caused the empty log truck to veer right, colliding with a Nissan Sentra that was stopped at the stop sign on Beulah Hill Church Road.
All occupants of the Sentra and the driver of the log truck were transported to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital by ambulance. Their conditions are unknown but are believed to be non-life-threatening.
The driver of the Odyssey was not injured and will likely be charged with driving without a license and failure to yield.
Responding to the scene were Eastwood Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, Moore County EMS, N.C. State Highway Patrol, and Rockwell Towing.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.