Woman hospitalized after Jeep hits culvert, flips near Monroe

MONROE, N.C. — Authorities had to close a busy highway in Union County early Friday morning after a serious crash blocked the roadway.

Officers responded to the crash just before 8 a.m. on Highway 200, near Monroe. Investigators told Channel 9 that a black Jeep struck a culvert and flipped.

Paramedics took the driver of the Jeep to the hospital, where they said she is recovering.

Troopers are still trying to determine what caused the crash. They had to close the highway at Griffith Road for nearly an hour but reopened it by 9 a.m.

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