5 injured in single-car crash down Auburn embankment

An investigation is underway to determine what caused a driver to crash down an embankment Tuesday evening in Auburn.

The single-car crash happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Oravetz Road Southeast.

First responders with Valley Regional Fire had to use an all-terrain vehicle to get to the crash victims because of the steep terrain.

Each person was pulled from the vehicle, which went 30 feet down the hillside.

Firefighters said upon initial evaluation, each person appeared to only have suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

They were all taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Police said the 19-year-old driver showed no signs of impairment.

The road was closed in the area to allow a tow truck to pull the damaged car from the embankment.

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