ALEXANDER COUNTY (May 19, 2021; 3:30 p.m.) — Alexander County emergency crews responded to a trench collapse involving an injured construction worker at 4500 Hwy. 64/90 West of Taylorsville at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. Traffic is currently being detoured around Hwy. 64/90 using Ellendale Fire Dept. Lane.
Agencies responding to the incident include Alexander County EMS, Alexander Rescue Squad, Alexander County Emergency Management, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Ellendale Volunteer Fire Department, and NC Highway Patrol.
The investigation is ongoing, and additional details will be released on Thursday morning, May 20.