Tractor-trailer collides with van, crashes into Duplin County home

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Two people were airlifted to the hospital after a tractor-trailer collided with a van and then crashed into a mobile home Sunday evening, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. in Duplin County at the intersection of S. NC 41 and Jackson Store Road, Trooper D.L. Turner said.

A van failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer traveling southbound along S. NC 41, Turner said.

After colliding with the van, the truck crashed into a mobile home along the highway destroying an entire room of the building, officials said.

All five people inside the van were transported to the hospital. Two of the passengers were then airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with serious injuries, troopers said.

The driver of the van, Alexis Bernal of Winston-Salem has been charged with failure to yield.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Ashlin Judge of Wallace, was not injured during the crash and is not facing any charges.

There were two people inside the mobile home at the time of the accident, neither was injured during the incident, Turner said.

The passengers in the van are minors and officials are not releasing their names at this time.