A log truck hauling an empty trailer was involved in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near Lake Gaston Baptist Church on Eaton Ferry Road, leading to the driver being airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with injuries.
The driver was initially transported by Warren County Rescue Squad to Vidant North in Roanoke Rapids.
Longbridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to the wreck, aided by Roanoke-Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department. The crash involved the log truck, which was headed in the direction of Eaton Ferry Bridge, running off the road and into the woods adjacent to Lake Gaston Baptist Church before catching fire - Bystanders were able to extinguish the fire before emergency responders arrived. The log truck was not visible from Eaton Ferry Road upon crashing and suffering severe damage.
The other vehicle involved, a sedan, crashed into a nearby light pole.
State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.