Two vehicles each flip, slow I-85 in Wednesday crash
Two drivers involved in a rollover crash on Interstate 85 Wednesday evening sustained injuries not considered life-threatening and are out of the hospital.
The crash happened near mile marker 214 in the southbound lanes of I-85. Both drivers were taken to Maria Parham Medical Center and have since been released, according to a spokesman at the hospital.
Henderson police responded to the crash and Lt. Christopher Ball was unable to confirm any charges on Thursday afternoon. A Ford pickup driven by 42-year-old Theodore Scott of Fort Eustic, Va., and a Toyota sedan driven by 23-year-old Brianna Nicole Sandarelli of Youngsville were each a total loss.
According to driver responses to police filed in a report, Scott was pulling a utility trailer and noticed it wobbling. As he was passing Sandarelli, who was in the right-side lane, the trailer swayed and she believed it struck her vehicle causing her to lose control.
She went left into the median, striking a barrier causing the sedan to flip upside-down.
According to the report, as Scott noticed the wobble, he applied breaks but a jack-knife effect began. His pickup also flipped.
The truck and trailer were an estimated $52,000 loss and the sedan $7,000.
Police reported that there was no indication of alcohol being a factor, and the estimated speeds were noted as about 70 miles per hour for both vehicles, traveling in a 65 mph zone.
Ball confirmed the interstate was closed in the southbound lanes “for a short period of time” as crews cleared debris and vehicles.
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