Crash Closes NC 42

Accident-42-2A two vehicle accident shut down a section of Highway 42 east of Clayton for nearly two hours Tuesday morning.

The collision occurred at 5:45am on Highway 42 at King Road near Atkinson Milling Company.

A blue Mercury Sable and black Jeep collided at the intersection. The driver of the Mercury was taken to the hospital for treatment of possible serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic was detoured around the accident scene for nearly two hours until the wreckage could be cleared.  Accident-42-1

The Antioch Fire Department, Kenly Fire Department and Johnston County EMS responded to the scene.   Photos by John Payne