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Troopers investigate Sunday night crashes

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Mother’s Day ended in a mess for drivers and passengers in two separate crashes less than 15 minutes apart in southern Nash County along the county line Sunday night.

The first wreck was reported to the Nash County 911 Center shortly before 9:15 p.m. and was reported as a single-vehicle crash on the eastbound side U.S. 264 at mile marker 23 just east of Five-County Stadium. Witnesses told dispatchers that the driver of a Toyota SUV had lost control on the straight stretch of road and the vehicle had rolled several times before coming to rest in the right-hand tree line.

With confusion as to which side of the county line the wreck was on, units from Nash and Wake counties were dispatched. Since the site was closer to Zebulon than Middlesex, Wake units arrived first and began to treat the driver for what were described as minor injuries.

Units from Nash County EMS, Middlesex Fire, Eastern Wake EMS, Zebulon Fire, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol all responded.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., the 911 center received a call about a second wreck on N.C. 97 at the Franklin County line, which is only a short distance from the first wreck. The second crash involved four vehicles and multiple injuries.

EMS units from three counties were needed to transport the five injured individuals. All patients were taken to Wake Medical Center and none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Agencies responding to the N.C. 97 wreck included Middlesex Fire, Nash County EMS, Pilot Fire, Franklin County EMS, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Nash County Sheriff’s Office, Eastern Wake EMS and the N.C. Highway Patrol.