Two-vehicle crash on Highway 43 near Vanceboro

(Photo: Stephanie Brown and Allen Fairbanks)

VANCEBORO, Craven County - A two-vehicle crash on Highway 43 left traffic at a standstill near Vanceboro earlier Thursday.

The Vanceboro Fire Chief told NewsChannel 12 reporters on the scene the crash occurred on the intersection of Wilmar Road and NC-43. Officials said that the driver of the Chevrolet involved in the crash was trapped inside of the vehicle when it caught on fire, but was freed.

The Chevrolet driver was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after the crash. There was no word on their current condition.

The driver of the flatbed truck involved in the accident was stable and walking when reporters and emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

Officials said that the crash came about when the driver of the flatbed truck ran the stop sign at the intersection of Wilmar Road and Highway 43. That caused the truck to hit the Chevrolet Avalanche.

Vanceboro Fire Department, Vanceboro EMS and Craven County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.