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Tractor-trailer driver cited in Thomasville crash that severely injured man

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A tractor-trailer driver has been cited after police said she crashed into a car in Thomasville, causing severe injuries to the driver.

Thomasville police said they were called to the area of US 29/70 at North Forest Park Drive shortly before 5:30 a.m. Saturday in reference to the crash.

Police said a 2015 Kenworth tractor-trailer and a 1999 Mercury Marques had crashed at the intersection.

The tractor-trailer was headed south on US 29/70 and was trying to make a U-turn at the crossover at US 29/70 at North Forest Park Drive, according to police.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Barbara C. Roan, 54, of Atoka, Oklahoma, allegedly failed to see and yield to the 1999 Mercury Marques. Roan was cited for failure to yield.

The Mercury was driven by Steven M. Brown, 61, of Lexington, who suffered severe injuries and was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

A passenger in the tractor-trailer, James Pickens, 57, of Atoka, Oklahoma, was taken to Thomasville Medical Center with minor injuries. Roan had minor injuries, but was not taken to the hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

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