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Driver seriously hurt in crash near Zebulon

Posted February 13, 2015

A driver injured in a crash on U.S. Highway 64 near Zebulon is flown by helicopter to WakeMed.

— One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday that shut down eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 64 near Zebulon.

The crash happened about 11:45 a.m. just east of the interchange with U.S. Highway 264, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Ricky Jackson Pitts, 43, of Chapel Hill, was driving his 2010 Kia east on the highway when he traveled off the roadway and hit a tree. He was extricated from the car and flown by helicopter to WakeMed. Trooper said his injuries were very serious.

One lane reopened after about an hour, Zebulon police said.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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