Multiple people taken to hospital after fiery crash in Greenville

A crash in Greenville caused multiple injuires and a fire.
A crash in Greenville caused multiple injuires and a fire.(WITN)
Published: Feb. 6, 2021 at 4:16 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A crash in Greenville caused multiple injuries and a fire on Saturday.

The Greenville Police Department and firefighters responded to the two-car crash at the area near Shops at Hardee Village along East 10th Street around 3 p.m.

One of the vehicles were on fire and put out, according to Lt. Scott Stanton, who added there were bystanders with fire extinguishers to help.

“Two vehicles hit head on, the gold vehicle caught on fire at impact and the fireman got that out very fast, thank goodness,” Stanton said. “Everybody who was involved was transported. There was one juvenile, at least three adults, maybe four. And they were all transported and the investigation is still pending.”

Stanton said one person was pinned in the vehicle and the fire department worked hard to get her out. A total of five passengers were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment, according to GPD. Their conditions are not public.

No deaths were reported.

The cause of the crash and fire are still under investigation.

Eastbound traffic was being diverted earlier, with plans to open the road around 4:30 p.m.

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