ST HELENA, N.C. (WECT) – A man and a woman involved in a crash that shut down a section of U.S. 117 in St. Helena on Thursday afternoon confirmed that their mother was killed in the crash.
“It is with incredible sadness that I say my mother…gained her angel wings today from a horrific car accident that I will have nightmares about for the rest of my life,” the woman wrote in a Facebook post.
Four people were transported to the hospital after the crash that shut down a section of U.S. 117 at 2:14 p.m. on Thursday.
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol representative said on Friday morning that a vehicle travelling north on U.S. 117 crossed the center line and struck an oncoming EMS vehicle head on.
A spokesperson with Novant Health told WECT they are treating four patients in connection to the crash. Pender County said in an announcement that a Pender EMS and Fire unit was involved in the crash and that both EMS crew members involved were transported to Novant Health NHRMC.
“Based on early reports from the scene, we mobilized additional team members this afternoon under our mass casualty protocol. This proactive response is designed to ensure the needed personnel and resources are available to respond to the incident. We appreciate the caring clinicians and team members who quickly jumped into action to support our patients,” a Novant Health spokesperson stated.
Several emergency agencies in the area posted on social media, sending their thoughts and prayers to the Pender EMS and Fire Unit: