Accident near Eastern Randolph High School results in airlifting injured woman (updated)

Traffic was backed up on N.C. 64 following an accident near Eastern Randolph Road. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

RAMSEUR – A Siler City woman was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill from an accident scene near Eastern Randolph High School early Wednesday afternoon.

Asjiah Salome Rivera, 21, suffered serious injuries, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred on U.S. 64 at Lee Layne Road in Randolph County.

Rivera was traveling west on U.S. 64 in a 2010 Honda car and failed to stop for the red light, according to the highway patrol report. The vehicle collided with a 2007 Kenworth tractor trailer driven by Corey Lewis of Kernersville. Lewis was traveling north on Lee Lyne Road and crossing U.S. 64.

Lewis, 38, was uninjured in the crash, the report said. The truck he was operating was from Gas Town, Inc., of Oak Ridge.

Rescue workers stand by damaged vehicles on U.S. 64, where traffic was blocked for a couple of hours May 8. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

After the wreck, the truck was blocking westbound lanes on U.S. 64. Those lanes were closed for about two hours.

The helicopter for the airlift landed on the high school’s grounds.

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, the Franklinville Fire Department and others were also among those responding.

By Randolph Record