130 wreck

An AirLink helicopter landed on N.C. 130 near the Columbus-Brunswick County line Tuesday evening to airlift a driver injured in a single-vehicle wreck. Contributed photos by Rocky McPherson

N.C. 130 was closed in both directions Tuesday evening so a helicopter could land in the highway to airlift a pick-up driver to the hospital following a wreck.

The single-vehicle accident happened on the highway about a mile and a half west of the Brunswick County line around 5:15 p.m. It took first responders approximately half an hour to extricate the man from the truck, which had hit a pine tree. No one else was injured in the wreck.

130 wreck

The driver of this pick-up truck had to be extricated from the vehicle, which hit a pine tree next to N.C. 130, Tuesday evening on N.C. 130. Contributed photo by Rocky McPherson