Crews cut roof from car to rescue crash victim

Photo courtesy Kill Devil Hills Police Department
Photo courtesy Kill Devil Hills Police Department

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WAVY) — A two-vehicle crash in Kill Devil Hills Friday afternoon caused multiple injuries.

Just after 1 p.m., a 2001 Honda Civic and a 2009 Ford pickup truck crashed on US 158 near Raleigh Avenue, according to Sgt. J.C. Towler with the Kill Devil Hills Police Department.

A preliminary investigation indicates the Honda was traveling south in the center turn lane and attempted a left turn, entering into the path of the Ford, which was traveling north. The Ford hit the Honda’s right front passenger side, sending it off the roadway and into a small grove of trees, Towler said.

Emergency crews had to cut away the Honda’s roof to reach and extricate a passenger. She was flown by Dare MedFlight to Sentara Norfolk General Hostpital with critical injuries, Towler said.

The other occupants of the Honda and the occupant of the Ford were transported by ambulance to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head for treatment.

Towler said the Ford was part of the Town of Kill Devil Hills Buildings and Grounds fleet and was being operated by a 43-year-old employee at the time of the crash. The Honda was being driven by a 59-year-old man from Virginia. He had with him two passengers — a 54-year-old and 35-year-old woman.

Based on evidence at the scene and statements from several witnesses, investigators believe neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the collision.

Rescue efforts forced the closure of both northbound lanes on US 158 and the center turn lane for approximately an hour, Towler said.

No further information has been released. Stay with WAVY.com for updates as they become available.

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