TROOPERS: Man Airlifted To Hospital After ATV Crash

An ATV crash Saturday leads to one man being flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Trooper J.D. Lane with Highway Patrol District 6 tells WITN the 4-wheeler crashed around 8:30 Saturday night, about 4 miles south of Grantsboro.

The trooper says two men were riding on Scott Town Road, about a mile from NC Highway 306 when they took a curve too fast, went left of center, running off the road, and ending up in a ditch.

Driver, Dustin Harrison, 19, and passenger, Worth Cowell, 21, were both ejected. Neither were wearing a helmet. Harrison was flown to the hospital and Cowell did not suffer any injuries, according to authorities.

Lane says speed and alcohol were a factor in the crash. According to witnesses, they were traveling 65 miles per hour.

In addition to being charged with a DWI, reckless driving, and other charges, Lane says it is illegal to drive an ATV on the road, so the driver will be charged for that as well. The passenger received a citation for not wearing a helmet.

Lane did not know Harrison's medical condition Sunday afternoon.


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