Five trapped in rollover wreck on I-85 in Durham
Posted June 16, 2013
Durham, N.C. — A portion of southbound Interstate 85 in Durham County was closed briefly Sunday while emergency personnel worked to free a family of five trapped inside an overturned vehicle.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol said no one was seriously hurt in the single-vehicle wreck that happened about 5:30 p.m. near East Club Boulevard, Exit 179.
Troopers said the driver lost control and the vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch and flipped three times. Two adults and three children were taken to Duke University Hospital. One of the occupants had a broken arm.
A defective tire may be to blame for the crash, troopers said. The driver said she bought new tires last week, but troopers noted one of the tires had no tread.
No charges were filed against the driver.