Three Vehicle Crash On NC 42 East

Photo by John Payne

CLAYTON – Minor injuries were reported Sunday evening on NC Highway 42 East at Neuse River Parkway. A teenage driver in a Volkswagen reportedly turned left into the path of a minivan causing the Volkswagen to spin around and collide with a stopped Mercedes.

Photo by John Payne

The minivan caught fire but a passing motorist stopped and extinguished the blaze prior to the fire department’s arrival.

Johnston County EMS checked out the drivers but none were injured seriously enough to require a trip to the hospital.

Photo by John Payne

This was the second accident at the same intersection in two weeks.

Photo by John Payne

Neuse River Parkway was shut down for about 45 minutes during the cleanup and State Highway Patrol investigation.

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