Four Injured in I-85 Accident

by Wes Mayer

Four people were injured, and the interstate was closed for around 15 to 20 minutes Saturday morning after a vehicle hit the center wall and overturned.

Around 8:30 a.m., a Toyota Sienna traveling northbound on I-85 around the 48 mile-marker failed to maintain its lane and struck the center concrete barrier, said Trooper Jason McClung with the Georgia State Patrol. The vehicle rotated and overturned twice, coming to rest on its left side.

The two adults and two children in the vehicle were all injured and transported to the hospital by ground ambulance, but their injuries did not appear life-threatening, McClung said. The driver will be charged with failure to maintain lane.

For more on this story, look in Sunday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.

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