MURPHY, N.C. – At or around 6:35 pm, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, the Cherokee County E-911 Communications Center received a call in reference to a three-car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Conaheeta St., Valley River Ave., and Veterans Memorial Ln. Multiple first responders from the Murphy Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County EMS, Station 11, and other units responded to the scene.
Multiple patients received treatment at the scene of the crash and some were transferred to Erlanger Western Carolina Emergency Room or Union General Hospital. Two crash victims were extricated from their motor vehicles. All three cars had to be towed from the scene.
Given the severity of the motor vehicle crash, and future charges pending, this is all the information that the Murphy Police Department can be released at this time. Once the investigation is complete, an updated press release will be issued.