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A collision between a fully loaded log truck and a passenger car sent two people to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The wreck happened on US Highway 15-501 at the intersection of NC Highway 22 in Carthage around 11:30 AM.

The collision caused the tractor trailer to run off of the road ending up in the woodline. The driver of the tractor trailer received minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital.




Two people in the passenger car were injured. These people were transported to FirstHealth Hospital in Pinehurst by ambulance.

US Highway 15-501 was blocked to traffic for an extended time period with vehicles being routed into NC Highway 22 to get around the accident.

Responding to the wreck were units with Carthage Fire & Rescue, Whispering Pines Fire Rescue, Moore County EMS, Moore County Public Safety and the Carthage Police Department.