Two being treated after head-on collision

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2011

By Shelley Smith
ROCKWELL — Two people are being treated at Rowan Regional Medical Center
following a head-on collision between two small trucks in the 1900
block of Organ Church Road around 12:30 this afternoon.
The drivers of each of the trucks were trapped inside and emergency
responders were able to free them. One of the trucks, a red Chevy S10,
had a passenger who was fine and talking to the N.C. Highway Patrol
about the accident.
The wreck happened directly in front of the home of Dennis Holshouser,
who said the wreck sounded like dynamite going off in his house.
“As soon as I heard it, I looked out and seen it, and called 911,” he
The driver of the other truck involved, a woman employed by Duke Energy,
was driving Duke Energy’s meter truck.
“She was hurting pretty bad,” Holshouser said. “I told her just to sit
The driver of the red truck, he says, was talking funny and disoriented.
The names and conditions of those involved were not immediately
Two tow trucks arrived on scene about 30 minutes after the collision and
had trouble getting the Duke Energy truck out of a ditch and onto a
truck and had to use a two-by-four as a lever.
Holshouser found a rim, change, tailpipe and the cellphone belonging to
the passenger of the red truck in his yard. The cellphone traveled about
75 feet from the crash.
N.C. Trooper Barringer is investigating.