Woman airlifted following single-vehicle wreck

By: By Gavin Stone - Staff Writer

NORMAN — A woman was flown to a hospital in Chapel Hill following a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning, while the other two passengers — a man and an infant — were unharmed.

The three were traveling south on Rummage Pack House Road off of U.S. 73 near Norman when they ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and ran off the left side, sliding into a ditch where the vehicle turned on its side, according to Trooper Wesley Maynor who was on the scene.

The driver was partially ejected out of the driver-side window, though she was wearing her seat belt, according to Maynor. He added that it’s possible that she was trying to get out of the car when she was seen partially out of the window, but Maynor said he has been unable to reach her for follow-up questions about the wreck and her condition. She suffered a head injury that “didn’t look life threatening,” he said, but which warranted being flown to the hospital.

Maynor said the wreck was caused by slick tires that hampered the driver’s ability to control the vehicle. There were replacement tires in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, according to Maynor.

The vehicle was a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Maynor said several passersby stopped to turn the vehicle off its side.

This story will be updated when the Highway Patrol completes its investigation and when the identity of the victims is known.

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By Gavin Stone

Staff Writer