East Surry High School athlete critically injured in crash

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Christian Gage Edwards leads his team on the field.

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. — An athlete at East Surry High School is critically injured after being involved in a single-vehicle car wreck.

PilotMountainNews.com reported that Christian Gage Edwards, 17, of Pinnacle, had to be airlifted to the hospital after the crash on Saturday afternoon.

Edwards came out of a curve into a straightaway and overcorrected, hitting two trees, according to Trooper Stan White with the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

It reportedly happened at about 1:45 p.m. as the victim was headed on Old Winston Road away from Old 52 Bypass east of Pilot Mountain.

Edwards was trapped in the vehicle and was rescued by the Pilot Mountain Rescue Squad and later airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries.

East Surry’s basketball game against Mount Tabor was cancelled on Saturday following the incident. The victim played football, baseball and basketball.