GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – The North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a tractor trailer accident on Highway 13 in Wayne County.
According to authorities, a white pickup truck was stopped at the intersection of West Hill Street and U.S. 13 when the tractor trailer came up on the intersection and couldn’t stop. The semi then ran off the road and came back on striking the white pickup. the semi then crossed over the center line hitting a passenger vehicle head-on.
The accident shut down the northbound lane of Highway 13.
According to officers, the tractor trailer driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and now has been released. Three people in the passenger car were taken to the hospital as well.
The driver of the passenger vehicle sustained major injuries and is still in the hospital. The two other passengers hade non-life-threatening injuries.