BREAKING NEWS: Injured airlifted following I-77 wreck

Taylor Pardue Staff Reporter

October 11, 2013

One patient was airlifted from a wreck Friday before noon on Interstate 77.

The wreck occurred at roughly noon.

At least two cars were involved in the wreck that brought traffic to a standstill in the two northbound lanes.

Crews from the Elkin Rescue Squad, CC Camp Volunteer Fire Department and the Arlington Fire Department were on the scene following the wreck to help with the injured. State troopers came from as far away as Mount Airy to lend their aid.

A helicopter landed on the interstate just north of the bridge to transport an injured wreck victim to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, according to a trooper.

No word was given on the conditions of those involved in the wreck, or whether the others involved in the wreck would be taken to a hospital.

Ambulances and Dodge Chargers blocked the lanes just above a crashed Cadillac car on the bridge over the Yadkin River. Another car was located just prior to the bridge on the south side of the river.

Traffic was at a dead stop for miles south of the wreck.

At one point, the line of cars stretched back nearly five miles to the Rena Road overpass south of Exit 79.

Traffic was eventually allowed to pass by the wrecked Cadillac in the right-hand lane of the bridge shortly before 1 p.m.

More information will be provided as it comes available.

Reach Taylor Pardue at 835-1513 ext. 15 or tpardue@civitasmedia.com.