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SHP gives names of couple hurt in wreck



Staff Writer


Troopers have released the names of a Cherryville couple rushed to two different area hospitals Friday following a three-car collision near Lincolnton.

Both Tyson Gidney, 40, and Holly Gidney, 35, were injured in the wreck, which occurred at the intersection of Laboratory Road and N.C. 150 Bypass, troopers said.

Following the crash, emergency crews worked to rescue the woman still wedged inside the Ford Explorer she had been traveling in with her husband that afternoon, troopers said.

South Fork and Lincolnton firefighters helped to extricate her after tearing off the vehicle’s roof.

A helicopter later airlifted Holly Gidney to Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte, where she remained around 10 a.m. on Monday, according to Trooper J. C. Craig with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Tyson Gidney, whom officers said managed to escape the vehicle with less severe injuries, was transported by ambulance to CMC-Lincoln and has since been released.

Troopers said a Ford Escape clipped the rear fender of the victims’ Explorer as the two vehicles passed through the intersection, sending the Explorer into oncoming traffic.

The Explorer flipped multiple times before a pickup truck, traveling east on the bypass, crashed into it.

The victims’ vehicle rested on its side when emergency workers arrived on scene.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

An update on Holly Gidney’s condition was not available at time of publication.



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