COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A head-on crash involving two pickup trucks in Columbus County sent both drivers to the hospital Saturday afternoon, according to the State Highway Patrol.
A helicopter rushed both men to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for emergency surgery, according to Trooper Capps.
He said Grady Moore was traveling west on Highway 76 just before 3:00 p.m. when Moore's 2003 Chevy crossed the center line and slammed into a 2006 GMC driven by Jerry Ward. Capps said both men are from the Chadbourn area.
Moore admitted to having chest pains causing his truck to move into the other lane near Bird Cage Road in Chadbourn, according to Capps.
A spokesperson for the hospital said Moore is in critical condition and Ward is listed as fair condition as of Sunday night.
Charges are pending in this accident.
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