Tuesday afternoon

Toyota Prius, in the foreground, was turning left onto Edgewood Road from driveway at far left when it was struck by the Toyota Camry being towed away. Larry G. Sale, driving the Toyota Prius, died in the wreck. He lived in the home at far left.

A man died in a two-car collision on Edgewood Road near Wilkesboro a little after 2 p.m. July 27.

Larry George Sale, 73, of Edgewood Road died at the scene.

Sale was making a left turn from his driveway onto Edgewood Road to go west toward Wilkesboro when his 2008 Toyota Prius pulled into the path of an eastbound 2017 Toyota Camry, said Trooper Kevin Oakes of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Sale failed to yield the right of way, the trooper added.

Oakes said the front of the Toyota Camry hit the front left quarter panel of Sale’s car, causing Sale’s car to spin around and resulting in Sale being ejected from the open driver’s side window. Sale landed a few feet away in the grass on the north side of Edgewood Road, said the trooper.

Oakes said Sale’s car came to rest in the grass along the north side of Edgewood Road, about 98 feet east of where the collision occurred.

The Toyota Camry, driven by Shirlee Gray Absher, 18, of Brewers Place, North Wilkesboro, struck a utility pole on the north side of the road after the collision. Absher tried to slow down to avoid the collision, said Oakes, dispatched to the wreck at 2:10 p.m.

Absher and two passengers in the Toyota Camry, Brittany Absher, 16, and Emily Shepherd, 18, were injured and transported by Wilkes Emergency Medical Services to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Their conditions weren’t immediately available, but Oakes said Brittany Absher appeared to be the most seriously injured. She and Shirlee Absher are sisters.

The Toyota Camry and the Toyota Prius were total losses. Oakes said the investigation of the wreck is continuing. It occurred just west of the intersection of Edgewood Road and Country Club Road Extension.

Also responding were Broadway Fire Department first responders and Troopers Bryce Pettit and Jacob Cardwell and Sgt. Jonathan Phillips of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

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