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Knightdale police: Woman injured in I-540 wreck

Posted September 19, 2012 11:28 a.m. EDT
Updated September 20, 2012 6:27 a.m. EDT

— A woman was taken to WakeMed early Wednesday after she crashed her car down a median embankment off Interstate 540 near Old Milburnie Road, Knightdale police said. 

Authorities responded to a call about a single-vehicle wreck around 5:30 a.m. and found the car in the shallow ravine between the westbound and eastbound lanes. 

Curtissia Love, 20, lost control of her car and wrecked after trying to reach for something in the floorboard of her car, police said. She suffered some cuts and bruises.

Despite the wreck, she was able to call 911 and ask for assistance. Love was being treated for non-life threatening injuries at WakeMed, police said. 

"I was in a car accident. I flipped over the freeway," Love told a 911 dispatcher. "My car fell in between the gap, I'm below the freeway right now."

Officers shut down the westbound lanes of I-540 for about 30 minutes immediately after the wreck, and crews were on scene throughout much of the morning commute. 

Police said alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the wreck.