Man in head-on crash says he tried to commit suicide in Transylvania Co.

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A head-on crash happened at 2:05 p.m. on Highway 280 in Transylvania Co. Monday.

A 30-year-old man drove left of center and struck a dump truck head on, troopers say.

The trooper described the crash as “catastrophic.”

The driver of the Subaru suffered injuries to the lower extremities of his body, troopers say.

He was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Troopers say he told first responders at the scene that he was trying to commit suicide when he crashed into the truck.

The dump truck driver was driving a 2005 Peterbilt dump truck and suffered no injuries, troopers say.

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