Serious Accident Closes US70

Accident-US70-Princeton-2A serious two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon caused traffic delays on US70 in Johnston County.

The accident happened in the westbound lanes of US70 at Dr. Donnie Jones Boulevard in Princeton.  A Honda passenger car and a pickup truck collided. The car traveled down an embankment and trapped the driver.

Firefighters from the Princeton Fire Department used their jaws of life to cut the door off the vehicle. The driver was rushed to Wake Medical Center. The driver of the pickup was taken to Johnston Health with minor injuries.

Paint in the back of the pickup truck spilled onto the roadway. Crews had to clean up the paint spill before the roadway could fully reopen.

Video from accident scene:

Accident-US70-Princeton-3Princeton Police are investigating the accident. Photos by