Late Friday morning, Trooper Z.M. Jennings of the N.C. Highway Patrol said three of six teenagers injured when a pickup overturned Wednesday night on Winkler Mill Road near Wilkesboro were still patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem
Bryan Johnson, 17, is in stable condition, said a Baptist spokesman late Friday morning. Jennings was told by a family member that he sustained a serious head injury and other injuries. Bryan Johnson’s brother, Dillon Johnson, 16, is being treated for facial and other injuries. The Johnsons are from North Wilkesboro.
Evan Greene of Boomer, 16-year-old driver of the pickup, sustained back and rib fractures and was undergoing surgery Friday. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the pickup.
The two Johnsons; Sam Joines, 16, of Moravian Falls; and Reid Kyle, 15, of North Wilkesboro, were all sitting in the bed of the pickup and were thrown from the vehicle when it wrecked, said Jennings. Joines and Kyle were taken to Wilkes Medical Center.
Kohlton Riddle, 16, of North Wilkesboro, sitting in the right front seat of the pickup, was also taken to Wilkes Medical Center. He was wearing a seatbelt and wasn’t ejected.
The pickup was eastbound when it went off on the right, overcorrected and overturned about 10:50 p.m. Saturday, Jennings said. It ended up off the left side of the road and was a total loss, the trooper said.