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Three airlifted in two-car wreck west of Asheboro

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Three people were airlifted to the hospital in a two-car wreck west of Asheboro Friday night.

The wreck happened just before 9 p.m. on Highway 64 in the area of Mt. Shepherd Road. Troopers said the driver of a black car heading eastbound ran into the back of a white van also heading eastbound.

Troopers are still investigating the wreck but said it appears the car was going at a high rate of speed while the van either was moving very slowly or was stopped.

The force of the impact caused the van to cross the center line, go over an embankment and flip and roll over in a field, troopers said. Two people in the van were ejected, troopers said.

A total of three people were airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, troopers said. The driver of the car was one of those airlifted, troopers said.

Others in the van were taken to an Asheboro hospital via ambulance, Randolph County dispatchers said.

Troopers called two of the victims’ injuries serious.

Identities haven’t been released yet, but troopers said the car was registered locally while the van was a rental from Illinois.