SUV slams into well-known junkyard, hitting three people and critically injuring one of them

Updated: Dec. 29, 2018 at 3:03 PM EST
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SUPPLY, NC (WECT) - On Saturday morning, an SUV slammed into a well-known junkyard landmark, hitting three people and critically injuring one of them.

Emergency crews were dispatched at 10:40 a.m. to Fort Apache, a junkyard tourist attraction owned by Dale Varnam in Supply, according to Coastline Rescue Chief David Robinson.

At least five emergency crews rushed to the scene, including Brunswick County EMS, Tri-Beach Fire Department, Coastline Rescue, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, and Holden Beach Police Department.

“Upon arrival, it was determined a small SUV had left the roadway and partially impacted the building at the overhang,” Robinson said.

Photos of the crash sent in by Robinson show damage to the vehicle’s front end, including the hood, fender, and bumper.

The car hit three people, and one of the three victims suffered critical injuries and had to be airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). The other two victims were transported by ground with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, said Robinson.

The SUV driver was also taken to NHRMC to be checked out further.

It’s not clear what led up the crash, or if alcohol or drugs were involved. The incident is under investigation by North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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