KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Emergency responders were on the scene of a major vehicle accident at 600 W. New Bern Rd. in Kinston on Sunday.
One vehicle was overturned with a patient entrapped and power lines were down, said Murry Stroud with the Lenoir County Emergency Services. Hwy 70 was closed in both directions from Hwy 11/55 to US 258 South but has since reopened.
WNCT’s Erin Jenkins reports an investigation into the crash continued Sunday afternoon. Sgt. Josh Lewis with the NC State Highway Patrol said the vehicle ran off the road to the right and into an embankment then struck a utility pole.
The identity of the driver has not been released.
Responding units included Southwood and City Of Kinston Fire Departments, Lenoir County EMS, and NCSHP. Vidant EastCare was also called to the scene and airlifted the driver to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. The driver’s status was unknown Sunday afternoon.