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Man may face charges after wreck

SALISBURY — One man was injured in a Wednesday night wreck on Old Concord Road. According to Trooper S.L. Herrin of the State Highway Patrol, alcohol was involved in the accident.

Herrin said David Ralph Sprinkle, 54, of Salisbury, was traveling north on Old Concord Road at a high rate of speed when his 2004 Ford pickup ran off the road to the right. Sprinkle’s truck struck a culvert, fence and utility pole before it came to rest on the driver’s side.

When Bostian Heights Fire Department and Rowan Rescue crews arrived, Sprinkle was pinned inside the vehicle. Firefighters had to cut the roof off the truck to get him out.

Authorities planned to airlift Sprinkle for treatment, but the helicopter had mechanical problems. He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. His condition was unknown.

Herrin said Sprinkle was impaired at the time of the crash and was going roughly 70 mph in a 45-mph zone. Sprinkle may face charges. Herrin said he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

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