Downed tree injures driver

Photo by John Franks

A large tree fell on a car traveling on Manson Axtell Road in Norlina on June 17, trapping the driver inside. According to Soul City VFD Capt. Corey Terry, the driver sustained injuries to his head and legs and was transported by ground to Duke University Medical Center. A female driver traveling in the opposite direction hit the tree but was not transported. The call came in at 5:06 a.m. and the following departments responded: Soul City VFD, Warrenton Rural VFD, Afton-Elberon VFD, Warren County EMS, Warren County SO, NC SHP, and NC DOT.