5 hurt after crash on I-85 in Oconee Co.

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OCONEE CO., SC (WSPA) – Five people were hurt after a crash on Interstate 85 near Lake Hartwell in Oconee County.

According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday on northbound I-85 near Exit 1.

Troopers say a tire on an SUV blew out causing it to run off the left side of the road and overturn.

One person was thrown from the SUV in the crash, according to troopers.

Highway Patrol says two people were flown to Greenville Memorial Hospital while three others were taken by ambulance to Oconee Memorial Hospital.

Their conditions are unknown at this time.

I-85 South was blocked while two helicopters were brought in for the victims and crews worked to clear the crash.

The road has since reopened.

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