Single vehicle Egan Drive rollover closes lanes

A distracted driver was the alleged cause behind a single-vehicle rollover crash that closed two lanes of Egan Drive on Monday afternoon. It happened at 8-mile just after 3 o’clock when the 42-year driver took his eyes off the road while heading inbound.

He drove off the shoulder and crashed into a light pole, overcorrected, and then steered across both inbound lanes. The vehicle rolled over onto its side in the median.

The driver was cited for negligent driving, but he was not identified by police. The unidentified vehicle was reported as a total loss.

The driver was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation and possible treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

An outbound lane and inbound lane were each closed for about a half-hour for the crash investigation.

Exactly how the driver was distracted was not specified by police.

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