2 seriously injured in crash on I-16

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Two people were seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 16 Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Officials say the incident happened around 4 p.m. near the exit for Bloomingdale Road.

The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) says Christie Nelson, 37, was driving a 2005 Jeep Limited on I-16 eastbound with two passengers, 4-year-old Azariah Howard and Courtney Howard, 33. All three occupants are from Savannah.

According to GSP, Nelson, in the lane closest to the center median, traveled off and on the roadway, before the vehicle yawed out of control left. The Jeep continued off of the roadway and started rolling over, striking the cable barrier on the driver’s side.

The vehicle kept flipping, GSP said, and traveled over the cable barrier into the westbound lane of I-16. The Jeep came to a rest on its passenger side, blocking both lanes of travel.

The Chatham County Police Department said one person was ejected during the crash and two suffered serious injuries. A medical helicopter was requested to the scene.

GSP says all three occupants of the Jeep were taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center.

The two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane were closed for a couple of hours, causing lengthy delays in the area. Traffic congestion cleared by about 9:30 p.m.

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