Driver Airlifted From Scene Of Serious Crash

Photo by John Payne

KENLY – A serious two vehicle crash this afternoon (Tuesday) briefly shut down Highway 222 at Glendale Road. A car reportedly failed to yield for a stop sign at the intersection and drove into the path of a pickup.

The pickup ran off the roadway, went airborne, and struck a utility pole before overturning in a nearby yard. The driver was pinned in the truck and power lines fell across the overturned vehicle.

Photo by John Payne

The Antioch, Bethany and Kenly Fire Departments responded and extricated the driver before the victim was airlifted from the scene by a UNC medical helicopter that landed on Highway 222.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office detoured traffic around the accident scene until the roadway could be reopened.

Photo by John Payne

The State Highway Patrol investigated and cited the driver of the passenger car with failure to yield.

Johnston County EMS and Duke Energy also responded.