Driver Seriously Injured After Colliding With Trailer

Photo by John Payne

KENLY – A serious crash shutdown Highway 42 just east of Highway 222 in the Stancil’s Chapel community late-Wednesday. The crash was reported around 11:00pm in the 12000 block of NC Highway 42 East.

A passenger car was traveling westbound when it collided with a utility trailer loaded with tree limbs being backed out of a driveway onto Highway 42 by a tree trimmer’s van. The trailer reportedly did not have working lights.

Photo by John Payne

The driver of the car was transported to Wake Med with serious injuries. The driver of the van was not hurt. They were cited for causing the crash.

The State Highway Patrol, Antioch Fire Department, and Johnston County EMS responded. Highway 42 East was closed for about an hour.

Photo by John Payne


  1. Always hire a real tree service to do work. You may pay more but they actually know what they are doing.

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