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2 hurt when car overturns in Gastonia

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- Gastonia Fire Department
Two people were injured Tuesday morning when this vehicle crashed on Davis Park Road in southwest Gastonia, authorities say. (Gastonia Fire Department photo.)

Two people were seriously hurt Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle crash in southwest Gastonia, police say.

The crash was reported about 8:20 a.m. in the 1900 block of Davis Park Road, north of Hudson Boulevard, fire officials say.

Authorities say a driver apparently lost control of his vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed. The minivan went off the road, clipped a large tree stump, and overturned twice.

Chris Stowe of the Gastonia Fire Department said the two victims were taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

One occupant was able to escape, but the other had to be freed by Gastonia firefighters. Chris Stowe of the fire department said crews had to remove the back seat of the vehicle with hydraulic rescue tools.

Both victims were taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Stowe said.

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