LEXINGTON, N.C. – A man and woman were hurt after the man lost consciousness while driving on Interstate 85 in Lexington and crashed into a tree.
It happened on I-85 Northbound at mile marker 92 near the Cotton Grove Road/N.C. 8 interchange at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Davidson County communications.
Officials said the man was driving a green Mercedes headed north on I-85 when he went off the road and hit the tree.
Both victims were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, with the man being airlifted with serious injuries. Their names haven’t been released.
Air Care landed and blocked all lanes for a period of time. All lanes are open now. The car was towed.
Officials have not said why the driver apparently lost consciousness.