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Crash on U.S. 70 seriously injures 1, sends tow truck into shop

Posted December 27, 2019 10:42 a.m. EST
Updated December 27, 2019 11:16 a.m. EST

— A crash on U.S. Highway 70 seriously injured one person and sent a tow truck into a building Friday morning.

The State Highway Patrol said a pickup truck ran a stop sign in Princeton and clipped the tow truck.

The pickup truck ran off the road and into a ditch. The driver was ejected from the pickup truck and was taken to WakeMed with serious injuries.

Pickup truck involved in crash on U.S. 70

The tow truck spun and slammed into J.A. Distributors, a gift shop.

The driver of the tow truck was not injured.

The building was deemed unsafe, the State Highway Patrol said.

Tow truck crashes into building

Lois Arthur works in the building and was running late. When she arrived at work at 8:15 a.m., she saw the tow truck in the building.

“That is just the way the Lord works," Arthur said. "He makes you be late and makes you be early for whatever the reason may be.”

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