One minor injury reported in two-vehicle collision near Kirkland; lanes reopen along Market St.

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Published: May. 18, 2023 at 5:38 AM EDT|Updated: May. 18, 2023 at 7:38 AM EDT
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced that northbound lanes have reopened along Market Street near Kirkland.

According to the NCDOT’s DriveNC website, one of two lanes was previously closed due to a vehicle crash in the area.

A representative with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol who responded to the incident says that at 4:11 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, a Jeep was rear-ended by another SUV as it attempted to depart the intersection of U.S. 17 and Stephens Church Road.

The collision caused the Jeep to overturn, coming to a rest on its right side, and the other SUV ended up in a lane of oncoming traffic after veering to the left.

The driver of the Jeep was reported to have sustained a minor injury. No other injuries were reported as a result of this incident.