6 people injured after SUV flips over guardrail on I-85 and rolls down embankment near Archdale exit

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Six people were injured after a sport utility vehicle flipped over the guardrail on Interstate 85 near the Archdale exit on Saturday morning.

Crews were called after the SUV flipped over a guardrail on I-85 southbound at mile-marker 113 at about 8:30 a.m.

All six people inside were hurt, but a broken arm was the worst injury, according to Trooper J.L. Elledge.

The victims were visiting from New York and New Jersey and were in a rented Nissan Armada, according to the trooper. No children were involved.

The vehicle went off the roadway, hit the guardrail in the median, over-corrected, crossed three lanes of traffic, hit the guardrail, flipped over the guardrail at the shoulder and rolled down an embankment.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash. Alcohol was not a factor, but it has not been determined whether or not speed was, according to troopers.

The interstate had closed for one mile north of 1-74, exit 113, but has since reopened, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

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