2 victims airlifted after US 301 crash

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Wilson police are investigating the cause of an early Monday crash that closed a portion of U.S. 301 for several hours.

Police responded to a 4:37 a.m. call regarding a motor vehicle crash in the 1300 block of U.S. 301 near the N.C. 42 East exit ramp, according to officials.

When officers arrived, they found two vehicles that were on the side of the highway, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud.

Stroud said one of those vehicles was vacant and the other vehicle had two people inside. The driver of the vacant vehicle, 32-year-old Christopher Grady of Wilson, was already at Wilson Medical Center, Stroud said. The driver of the other vehicle, 20-year-old Autumn T. Hon of Middlesex and passenger, 24-year-old Christopher M. Mayo of Lucama, were airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville from the scene of the wreck with serious injuries, Stroud said.

Officers later discovered that the cars’ occupants were allegedly involved in a fight at a Wilson County home prior to the crash, Stroud said.

The Wilson Police Department’s Strategic Traffic Enforcement Patrol is still investigating the wreck’s cause.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.