Traffic on Interstate 95 was slowed for an hour and a half and five people required hospital transport, but only one required treatment for personal injuries, after a sport utility vehicle overturned on the morning of July 10.
According to Trooper S.E. Everett of the N.C. Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle crash took place shortly before 9 a.m. near exit 52. He said all five occupants received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, but the driver was the only one requiring treatment.
The identities of the vehicle’s occupants, all residents of New York state, have not been released.
According to the driver, as he was driving south on I-95, he overcorrected after swerving, which caused the vehicle to cross the median and roll over into the northbound lanes.
According to Everett, the vehicle had been moving at approximately 70 mph and the driver would be charged with failure to maintain a lane of travel.