I-85 closed after 2 children ejected from vehicle

Aug. 06, 2013 @ 05:16 PM

Two children have been taken to a Charlotte hospital after they were ejected from a vehicle on Interstate 85 in Gaston County.

The wreck occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, a 5-year-old boy unlocked his seat belt and the belt holding the car seat holding a 1-year-old's car seat. Authorities say 29-year-old Maria Gonzalez Delacruz of Gastonia was talking to the boy and trying to address the situation when she ran over the rumble strips on the side of the road. The vehicle flipped as Delacruz overcorrected.

Gastonia Police Department spokesperson Donna Lahser said a third child and Delacruz were not ejected, but their injuries were not known.

The southbound lanes of I-85 were shut down near exit 21 until about 11:30 a.m.