Wreck Closes Highway 33 In Beaufort County

One person had to be airlifted to hospital after a car and a tanker truck --carrying phosphoric acid-- collided head-on this afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 in the Beaufort county community of Edward.

The Highway Patrol say the tanker truck was traveling west on Highway 33, as a Ford Taurus Driver was heading east.

The truck driver told troopers that the Taurus veered into his lane and as he tried slow down to avoid the collision but instead crashed head-on.

The driver of the car, who has not been identified, was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.

The truck driver was not injured, but the road was closed down for about a hour and half and reopened just before 3:30pm Tuesday.

Troopers say none of the tanker's contents spilled on the roadway.

The accident is still under investigation.


Highway 33 in Beaufort County has been shut down after an accident between a tanker truck and a car.

The Highway Patrol says the wreck happened around 2:00 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 33 and Mary Chapel Church Road in Edward.

It appears the two vehicles collided nearly head-on.

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