Man airlifted to hospital after crash on NC 42 near Asheboro

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — State troopers say a man was airlifted to the hospital Friday morning after a crash on N.C. Highway 42 in Randolph County.

According to Trooper H.Johnson with the N.C. Highway Patrol, the wreck, which involved a car and a tractor-trailer that was hauling chickens, happened around 6:45 a.m. near Grantville Lane (SR-2614).

Johnson says the driver of the car, which was only described as “small,” was airlifted to the hospital.  Johnson identified the driver only as a 22-year-old Asian male because the family has not yet been notified.

Further details about the patient’s identity, condition and his vehicle were not immediately available.

According to Johnson, the tractor-trailer was turning left onto N.C. 42 to head west while the car was coming over a hill.  Johnson says the driver couldn’t stop in time before colliding with the back tire of the rig.

The accident temporarily shut down both directions of the surrounding stretch of highway.

DOT officials said roadway was expected to remain closed until about 9:30 a.m., but it was reopened shortly after 8:30 a.m.

No other information is currently available.