Troopers said bald tires and slick roads are likely to blame for a wreck which sent a 9-month-old baby and his mother to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.
Troopers said a witness saw 20-year-old Keiana Williams driving east on Highway 70 when the young mother's vehicle hydroplaned and slammed into the back of a tractor trailer which was stopped in the median lane, waiting to turn.
The accident happened near Highway 70 and Banks School Road outside of Kinston.
Investigators said rescue crews had to cut the vehicle open to get the baby and mother out of the car.
Troopers said Williams was flown to Vidant Medical Center and her son taken to Lenoir Memorial Hospital.
Investigators said their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
No word yet on any charges in this case.
Troopers are still on scene investigating an afternoon wreck that trapped two people.
First Sergeant Johnston with the Highway Patrol in Lenoir County said around 2:30 p.m. an 18-wheeler and passenger vehicle wrecked near Highway 70 and Banks School Road.
FSgt. Johnston confirmed at last check, rescue crews had to work to get two trapped people out of the wreck.
No further information has been released.
Stay with WITN as we continue to update this developing story.