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One hospitalized after single-vehicle accident near China Grove

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Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post - State troopers look on as a helicopter airlifts a woman from the scene of an accident at the intersection of Miller and Weaver roads near China Grove. The woman was in critical condition when she was airlifted.

Josh Bergeron / Salisbury Post – State troopers look on as a helicopter airlifts a woman from the scene of an accident at the intersection of Miller and Weaver roads near China Grove. The woman was in critical condition when she was airlifted.

By Josh Bergeron
josh.bergeron@salisburypost.com

CHINA GROVE — A Salisbury woman was hospitalized Friday afternoon after wrecking her vehicle near the intersection of Miller and Weaver roads.

State troopers said Ruby Smith Miller, 66, was airlifted to Carolinas Healthcare System Northeast after being involved in a single-car accident at the intersection of Miller and Weaver roads. Miller was the only person involved in the accident and the white minivan she was driving was the only vehicle involved in the accident, according to state trooper G.A. Barger.

Barger said Miller appeared to be driving the speed limit or faster when she drifted into a ditch. At the time she was driving south on Miller Road.

Miller’s vehicle was reportedly tossed into the air after it veered off the edge of an embankment at the edge of the ditch, according to Barger. He said Miller’s vehicle crashed into a nearby telephone pole while the vehicle was airborne. The white van then rolled at least three times in a field, Barger said.

The top portion of the pole completely separated from the rest. It pulled power lines onto the ground.

Because of the crash, car parts were tossed over a broad area.

The vehicle came to rest in a nearby grassy field. It was facing in opposite direction that it was traveling on Miller Road.

Barger said alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor in the accident.

A portion of Miller Road near the intersection of Weaver Road was closed for a period after the accident on Friday as first responders responded to the accident. The road remained closed as crews worked to repair the broken telephone pole.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.

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