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Smithfield man injured in one-car wreck

The highway patrol reported that Mark Thornton's 1999 Mitsubishi swerved off Black Creek Road near Elevation Road just after 11 a.m.

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A Smithfield man was involved in a one-car wreck Thursday morning, according to the state highway patrol.

Mark Thornton, 44, was flown to Duke Hospital. He was listed in serious condition.

Highway patrol reported that Thornton's 1999 Mitsubishi swerved off Black Creek Road near Elevation Road just after 11 a.m. The car ran into some trees and came to rest on its side.

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