PINE LEVEL – One person was killed and multiple people were injured following a two-vehicle accident Saturday night in the Pine Level city limits. The crash occurred around 8:00pm on County Store Road at Doc Avenue.
Based on initial information from officers, a vehicle was traveling on County Store Road and tried to turn onto Doc Avenue but pulled into the path of a second vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The cars struck head on.
A total of eight people were in the two vehicles. Seven were transported to area hospitals, some with serious injuries. One person died at the scene.
Eight Johnston County EMS ambulances were dispatched to the collision. The Pine Level Fire Department also responded and assisted with extrication of some of the accident victims.
The State Highway Patrol and Princeton Police Department responded to assist Pine Level Police with the crash investigation.
Country Store Road is expected to reopen by midnight. Traffic is being detoured around the scene.
No additional details have been released.
This story has been updated.