Two North Carolina State University students were involved in a crash Saturday morning when their car rammed into the back of a parked fire truck that was responding to a vehicle fire on Interstate 40 east near Aviation Parkway.
According to Morrisville Public Information Officer, Stacie Galloway there was no life-threatening injuries in the accident. The driver, Aubrey Marett (21) and Kristen Carter (29) were traveling at about 65 mph. and neither woman was wearing a seat belt.
Miraculously, none of the firefighters on the truck were injured. Emergency crews shut down all but one lane of I-40 near the crash, which happened around 4:30 a.m., Galloway said.
“When the Morrisville Fire Department responds to accidents on I-40, the first engine on scene starts incident mitigation and the second engine parks further back from the scene to act as a traffic calming device,” according to Fire Chief Todd Wright. “Cones are placed even further back from the scene.”
The women’s car hit the cones at full speed and did not brake before hitting the fire truck, officials said. The car was totaled and the fire truck sustained cosmetic damage, Wright said. As of the latest reports, both women were taken to Duke Hospital. It appears that charges are pending.
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