Van rolls over several times, injuring driver in Craven County

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CRAVEN COUNTY - A 72-year-old driver was injured after her van rolled several times on a Craven County highway Friday evening.

The accident happened on NC 43, just south of Spring Garden Road near New Bern.

According to the Highway Patrol, 72-year-old Mary Smith lost control of her minivan and ran off the road. The victim's van then hit a culvert in a ditch, causing the vehicle to go airborne. The van rolled, hit another culvert, and rolled several more times before coming to a stop on its side, troopers said.

Crews had to pull Smith out of the vehicle.

The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a hospital, where she was listed as stable, said investigators.

Charges have not been filed, troopers said. No other vehicle was involved in the wreck.

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