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Car flips over I-77 guardrail in Charleston

Chip Ellis
This car with Michigan plates carrying three people flipped over the guardrail on I-77 in Charleston Friday afternoon.
Chip Ellis Although only minor injuries were reported, the car's occupants were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Three people avoided serious injury when their car veered off the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 and flipped over a guardrail Friday.

The car landed down an embankment on the driver's side near the Belle exit ramp of I-77 South just before 1:30 p.m. Several trees blocked the car from rolling into the Kanawha River. The car had a Michigan license plate.

The male driver and one female passenger got out of the car to call for help. Firefighters cut a second woman from the back seat and she walked away from the wreckage. Paramedics took the three people to CAMC General Hospital as a precaution. Kanawha County sheriff's deputies are investigating the incident.


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