Two Airlifted From Sampson County Traffic Accident

Photo by Thomas Honeycutt

SALEMBURG – A woman and small child were airlifted from the scene of a serious two vehicle collision in Sampson County. The State Highway Patrol said the accident was reported Tuesday at 7:17pm on NC Highway 242 at Corinth Church Road.

Trooper W.A. Davis said a Kia passenger car was traveling east on Corinth Church Road and failed to yield for a stop sign at the intersection to a Ford F-150 pickup, traveling south on NC Highway 242. The Ford t-boned the Kia in the driver’s side.

Photo by Thomas Honeycutt

The female driver of the Kia and one passenger, a small child approximately 7 or 8 years of age, were pinned in the car. The Salemburg Fire Department and Sampson County EMS extricated the victims. They were both taken to a medical helicopter that landed near the scene and airlifted to WakeMed in Raleigh with serious injuries.

The driver of the pickup, Darryll Scott Naylor, 57, of Roseboro sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Sampson Regional Hospital. Although he did not cause the accident, Naylor was charged with driving while impaired.

The name of the Kia driver and young child has not been released. Charges are pending.