SMITHFIELD – The State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Swift Creek Road near Cleveland Road.
A van ran off the roadway to the right, overcorrected, then crossed the centerline and slammed head on into a tree. Two people were in the van. Both sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The Wilson’s Mills Fire Department had to extricate the driver who was severely pinned.
A Life Flight helicopter was dispatched to the scene but canceled before it arrived. Both accident victims were transported by Johnston County EMS to the hospital.
It was raining at the time of the accident. The driver told troopers the windshield wipers were not working properly, which likely contributed to the collision.