Wreck at wreck-prone intersection injures several, damages four vehicles

Firefighters look over a small car involved in a four-vehicle crash in Tabor City Friday. In the background is one of two pick-up trucks also involved. (Deuce Niven, TLT)

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Traffic bypassing a four-vehicle collision on U.S. 701 at NC 410 Friday crept slowly, but generally kept moving following the 2:25 p.m. mishap.

     Several people were taken by ambulances to area hospitals, though none of the injured appeared life threatening, Maj. Greg Sibbett of the Tabor City Police Department said.

     An investigation into the crash, which involved a small car, a small SUV, and two pick-up trucks, is underway, Sibbett said.

     Detours were set up at Vinegar Hill Road on U.S. 701, and at Sidney-Cherry Grove Road to Ten Mile Road on NC 410.

     That intersection has seen its share of wrecks in recent years, with a state Department of Transportation improvement project slated to begin this fall to improve the flow of southbound traffic off of NC 410 onto U.S. 701.

     Look for more on this story in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.