SUV flips after swerving to avoid another car on I-75

SUV flips after swerving to avoid another car on I-75


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two people were taken to the hospital after a car went off the interstate and flipped several times, before going down an embankment.

Around 7:12 a.m., police received a call for a single-car crash on I-75 at the Emory Road overpass.

According to statements by the victims, witnesses, and the officers' investigation, a 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling south on I-75 in the center lane when driver Melissa Marlow, 39, of Jackboro, had to swerve to the inside lane to avoid hitting a vehicle that was slowing down. 

The Explorer rode the top of a guardrail before flipping several times. 

The vehicle then travelled down the embankment between the north and southbound bridges of I-75 over Emory Road. 

The SUV was stopped from landing on Emory Road by safety barriers at the bottom of the bridge. 

Both Marlow and her passenger, Christopher Marlow, 38, were wearing their seat belts. 

They were taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 

Melissa Marlow was cited for driving without a license. 

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