RIEGELWOOD, N.C. (WECT) – A Riegelwood man was killed after his van collided with a log truck in Columbus County Monday afternoon.
According to the N.C. State Highway Patrol, a van driven by 63-year-old Dennis Emmett Carver of Riegelwood was traveling west on N.C. 87 near Narrow Gap Road when it veered into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a log truck.
Carver died at the scene while the driver of the log truck was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. Their condition is not known.
No one else was hurt in the crash, troopers say.
The accident caused significant traffic backups on N.C. 87 while crews worked to clear the scene.
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