SEAGROVE, N.C. (WGHP) — Troopers investigated a fatal crash in Randolph County.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, there was a crash just before 11:30 a.m. Monday involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car on NC 134 near Center Cross Church Road.
A 63-year-old Greensboro man was going north on NC 134 in a 2018 Peterbilt truck-tractor, pulling a semi-trailer.
Balvantbh Thakorbhai Patel, 58, of McLeansville, was going west on Center Cross Church Road in a 2021 Toyota Highlander.
He didn’t stop at the intersection with NC 134 and was struck by the tractor-trailer, troopers say.
He died on the scene of the crash.
Priyanka Ketan Patel, 36, of Burlington, was a passenger in the front seat of Patel’s vehicle at the time of the crash.
She has serious life-threatening injuries and was flown to a hospital.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
NC 134 was closed for approximately five (5) hours during the investigation. NCDOT set up detours in the area to reroute traffic while crews worked most of the afternoon clearing lumber from the roadway that Vaughn was hauling at the time of the crash.
Troopers cleared the scene at 4:02 p.m.