2 Dead, 5 Injured in Wayne County Tractor-Trailer Crash
A tragic, overnight crash in Wayne County has left two dead and five injured. The victims included students at Mount Olive University.
According to reports from WRAL, seven people were traveling in a Jeep that was t-boned by a tractor-trailer truck at the intersection of NC Highway 55 and Indian Springs Rd. in Mount Olive. The fatal crash happened just after midnight last night.
Two women — a 22-year-old riding in the front seat and another in the rear seat — died on the scene. Five others were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment. The extent of their injuries is unclear.
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the two women in the front seat were wearing seatbelts, while those in the back were not.
WRAL has reported that the Jeep overturned on the property of Unity Baptist Church in Mount Olive.
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