SUV Overturns Near Smithfield

A section of Highway 210 near Smithfield was closed for a brief time last night after an SUV overturned in the roadway. The single vehicle crash was reported around 10:00pm on Highway 210 near the intersection of Cleveland Road.

The SUV ran off the roadway and struck a ditch bank before overturning on its side in the roadway.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene the driver could not be located.  A Johnston County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was brought to the scene to assist troopers in finding the driver.

The search was unsuccessful, however, unknown to authorities at the time, the driver had walked home and when he arrived called 911.  He went to Johnston Medical Center in Clayton for treatment.

Troopers are still investigating the crash. Photos by John Payne