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Woman injured in I-85 wreck in Rowan County

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ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A tractor trailer and a small passenger car were involved in a wreck in Rowan County Thursday afternoon.

The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-85 at Mile Marker 68 near the ramp for the Highway 29 Bypass. 

Troopers said the driver, Robin Michelle Hayes, 34, was exiting the highway at exit 68 when her car swerved to the left and struck the back of a tractor trailer.

The force of the accident knocked the back wheels off of the trailer and pinned Hayes under it, troopers said. 

Firefighters had to cut open the top of Hayes' car to remove her. She was seriously injured and airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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