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Teen Airlifted After Evening Crash Shutdown US 64

ASHEBORO N.C. — A local teenager was airlifted following a crash yesterday evening that shutdown US-64, according to the Highway Patrol.

Just after 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th, 2024, the State Highway Patrol was called to respond to a vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 64 near Loflin Pond Road. 

According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, an 18-year-old driver in a 2011 Honda SUV attempted to turn left onto U.S. Highway 64 from the Dollar General PVA and collided with a 2020 Toyota Pickup.

The teen driver was severely injured and was airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. The driver of the 2020 Toyota Pickup, along with an adult passenger, were transported to Randolph Health for non-life-threatening injuries.

The N.C. Dept of Transportation closed both directions of U.S. Highway 64 for Troopers to investigate the crash and setup a detour. Highway 64 was reopened just before 10:00 p.m.

No information about charges were avilable at the time of publication, so the name of both drivers have been witheld.