2 struck near US 64 in eastern Wake County

Friday, November 15, 2013

Two men were injured Thursday evening on U.S. Highway 64 near Wendell, in eastern Wake County.

It happened near Lizard Lick Road around 6 p.m.

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A trooper on the scene told ABC11 that four men from a landscaping company were changing a tire or tires on a trailer behind their vehicle when a man, who was texting, drove up and hit two of them with his pick-up truck.

The victims were taken to WakeMed with what was described as non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses said that one of the victims was pinned between the pickup and the trailer.

The pick-up truck driver, later identified as 47-year-old Tony Richardson of Angier, was taken away in handcuffs. He is charged with driving while impaired.

The names of the victims have not been released.

A passenger in the pick-up truck was not injured.

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