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Man airlifted after crashing underneath semi-trailer

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The driver of this Jeep Cherokee is hospitalized after crashing on the night of February 9 on NC 90 East near Taylorsville Glass Inc.

A Hiddenite man is hospitalized after his vehicle crashed into a parked car and semi-trailers along NC 90 East in Taylorsville.

According to Taylorsville Police Chief Dennis James, the wreck occurred on Thursday, February 9, about 9 p.m. on NC 90 East at the intersection with Hammer Road near Taylorsville Glass Inc.
The wreck report filed by Sgt. Richard Taylor of the Taylorsville Police Dept. identified the driver as George Wayne Jones, II, age 18 of Cheatham Ford Road, Hiddenite. He was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee owned by Melanie Elaine Jones, also of Cheatham Ford Road.

The Jeep was traveling east on NC 90 when it went left of center, left the road, and crashed into a parked 1996 Ford Mustang convertible belonging to Wallace Ballard of Sam Poole Lane, Taylorsville.

The force of the crash pushed the Mustang out of the way. Jones’ Jeep then continued a few feet further, crashing into two parked semi-trailers. One trailer is owned by Ballard and the other is owned by Douglas & Sons, Inc., of Statesville.

Chief James said that Jones was the only occupant of the Jeep. Jones was extricated from the vehicle by emergency workers, then transported by Alexander County EMS to Iredell Medical Center in Statesville, where he was then airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Police have learned that Jones is expected to survive the crash, despite suffering severe head injuries.

The report estimated Jones’ speed before the crash at 60 mph, and 55 at the time of impact. The posted speed limit on that portion of NC 90 is 35 mph.

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A man driving a Jeep Cherokee was severely injured when he drove left of center and off NC 90 East, crashing into this Ford Mustang as well as two of the three parked semi-trailers next to Taylorsville Glass Inc.


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This parked Mustang was ruined after a Jeep veered off NC 90 and crashed into it on Thursday night, February 9, 2017.


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The driver of this Jeep Cherokee is hospitalized after crashing on the night of February 9 on NC 90 East near Taylorsville Glass Inc.



  1. Brenda and david scott on February 10, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Prayers for all

  2. Casey Oxenitne on February 11, 2017 at 11:31 am

    We are praying buddy

  3. Nadine on February 13, 2017 at 9:06 am

    hmmm 60 in a 35 and that road is very curvey……….angels were with him fo sure….

    • George jones on February 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      Yes they were with me if the driver seat did t break i wouldn’t be alive

  4. Teresa Lucas on February 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I am praying for you all. God please lay your hands on this young man and heal him of all injuries that has him hospitalized right now. Also please put your loving arms around his family and keep them strong so they will be able to help him as this young man returns home. I ask this prayer in Jesus name I pray. Amen

    • George jones on February 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Thank u im doing very well i apperciate all the prayers

  5. Mindy on March 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I hope your okay George. Wish I would have known sooner. I miss you!

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