Trucker airlifted after semi overturns near Jackson Springs

A trucker was airlifted to a trauma center after the semi-truck he was driving overturned near Jackson Springs shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday. 

Heavy rescue machinery had to be brought in to extricate the driver, who was trapped in the crushed, caved-in cabin. It took over an hour for him to be safely removed.

He was then taken to a previously established landing zone and transported via helicopter by UNC Carolina Air Care for treatment. 

The truck flipped just over the Moore-Montgomery County line, where Jackson Springs Road becomes Belford Church Road. 

According to officials on the scene, it is believed that the truck came into the curve, lost control, and overturned, leaving it completely upside down.

Trucker airlifted after semi overturns in Jackson Springs

The trailer was carrying a full load of mulch, and bags spilled into the tree line. The full load partly supported the trailer’s weight in the back.

No other vehicles were involved. 

The N.C. State Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Fire Department, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, Candor Fire and Rescue, and the West End Fire Department responded to the scene.

~Article, photos, and video by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Abegail Murphy. 

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