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One dead in wreck on River Road in Brunswick County

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- One person is dead after a collision on River Road (NC 133) south of Leland. Leland Fire Chief John Grimes says a woman died in the crash between a SUV and a box truck.

The name of the victim has not been released. A passenger in the SUV was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Highway Patrol said. The driver of the truck was shaken up.

Investigators say the woman who died was transporting a patient from one facility to another in Brunswick County. A witness who saw the accident told troopers she was present when the driver picked up her passenger. The witness told investigators the woman was sleeping as she waited for the passenger.

It happened after the curve just past Brunswick Cove Nursing Home heading toward Southport.

River Road was closed for several hours as crews worked to clear the scene.

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