SUV Hits Mower On U.S. 64 In Tyrrell County

The driver of an SUV that hit the back of a mower was flown to Vidant Medical Center this morning.

It happened around 9:45 a.m. on U.S. 64, ten miles east of Columbia, in Tyrrell County.

The Highway Patrol says several tractors were mowing the shoulder with their emergency signs and equipment easily seen when one was hit from behind by an SUV.

The SUV rolled several times, landing some 300 feet from initial impact.

21-year-old Chelsea Boyd from the Outer Banks was taken to Vidant by a helicopter from Wake Med, while a passenger was transported to Outerbanks Hospital.

The mower driver was not injured, and troopers say the people in the SUV had non-life threatening injuries.

The Highway Patrol says there was no evidence of the SUV driver hitting her brakes, and they're not sure why she wasn't paying attention.

Boyd was not wearing a seat belt and charges are pending in the crash.

Troopers want drivers to be aware now that warmer weather is here there will be mowers out on the major highways.


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