A section of NC 111 South was closed for several hours this morning following a three vehicle crash that injured four people.
Firefighters from El-Roy, Seven Springs and Indian Springs along with several EMS units were dispatched to the scene of a head-on collision involving three vehicles around 7:30 this morning on N.C.111 South just past the intersection of St.John Church Road.
Fire and EMS arrived on the scene and did an overall assessment of the people injured in the crash. Firefighters immediately started their extraction operation to free the patients from their vehicles. A medevac helicopter was requested by medical personnel to respond to the scene of the crash. The landing zone was set up at El-Roy Fire Station 2 on St, John Church Road. According to fire officials it took about 45 minutes to free both people from their vehicle.
The one person in critical conduction was quickly taken to a waiting medevac to be airlifted out from the scene, the other three were thake to the hospital in Goldsboro.
According to law enforcement on the scene the accident happened when one of the vehicles crossed the center line and struck the oncoming vehicle head-on and then spun around and hit the third vehicle head-on. The accident is under an investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol.