Three injured in Bethel accident
A Tuesday accident on N.C. 110 near the intersection of Murray Road injured the drivers of three vehicles, two of whom were transported to Mission Hospital and another who was taken to MedWest-Haywood.
The crash occurred when the driver of a silver Crown Victoria dozed off at the wheel while traveling toward Love Joy Road and crossed the center line, said Sgt. Roger Smith with the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The driver then struck a gold Ford Mustang and then collided with a black Jeep head-on. The drivers of the Jeep and the Crown Victoria were transported to Mission and the driver of the Mustang was taken to MedWest-Haywood for treatment.
Smith said the three vehicles involved in the crash were so damaged they weren't driveable.
Bystanders reported hearing the crash, some from more than a mile away.
"I live across from Silver Bluff and I heard it all the way over there," said J.L. Parham.
Pockets of neighbors watched from their yards as emergency workers worked to help the injured and clear the scene.