Car flips in the middle of I-85 southbound, 5 patients

Car flips in the middle of I-85 southbound, 5 patients

Car flips in the middle of I-85 southbound, 5 patients

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 3 at 9:52 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An overturned vehicle shut down traffic on interstate 85 southbound Saturday night near the Freedom Drive exit.

The crash happened shortly before 9:00 p.m.  Department of Transportation cameras showed a vehicle flipped up-side-down in the middle of the interstate.

Traffic was detoured at the Freedom Drive (exit 34), left to Ashley Road, right onto Tuckaseegee Road and then back onto I-85 south.

Medic tells NBC Charlotte there was a total of five patients, one with life threatening injuries.  All were transported to Carolinas Medical Center.

Officials estimated the incident would be cleared around 10 p.m.

No word yet on what caused the crash.

Stay with NBC Charlotte and WCNC.com for this developing story…

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