Teen ejected after driver ‘intentionally’ drove off Four Oaks road, troopers say

FOUR OAKS, N.C. (WNCN) — A teen was ejected from a pickup truck and the driver was trapped after a single vehicle crash in Four Oaks on Sunday evening, officials said.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. near Hummingbird Road and Wade Road, according to Capt. Edward Twigg of the Four Oaks Fire Department.

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The vehicle was traveling on Hummingbird Road when the driver “intentionally drove off the roadway,” the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

“The driver lost control of the vehicle and traveled across Wade Road, ran off the roadway straight, and struck a large tree,” troopers said in a news release.

Four people inside the Chevrolet Silverado suffered serious injuries and were taken to WakeMed for treatment, Twigg said.

A 16-year-old child was ejected from the bed of the pickup truck.

The driver was trapped for about an hour, according to Twigg.

The ages of other passengers in the truck were 12 and 17. The 12-year-old was in the front passenger seat and did not have on a seatbelt, the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

Tyler Temple, 20, of Four Oaks was driving the vehicle, troopers said.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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