BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — One woman is dead and two others are taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision in Bladen County, according to Highway Patrol.
Troopers say the wreck happened on NC 87, about four miles southeast of Elizabethtown, Monday night. They say the driver at fault was traveling northbound when he crossed the center lane and hit another car.
Investigators say the man could have possibly fallen asleep when he collided with the other car, which had three people inside.
They say the front passenger in the car that was hit died, and the driver and the backseat passenger were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical with serious injuries.
The driver, who police say is responsible for the crash, was treated at Bladen County Hospital for minor injuries.
There is no word yet on whether or not charges will be filed. Troopers have not released names of the victims.