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Two hospitalized after SUV crashes while trying to avoid tarp on I-65 near Seymour

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Police say the driver of this Ford Explorer swerved to avoid a piece of tarp lying on Interstate 65 before a rollover crash on Jan. 15, 2016. Police say the driver of this Ford Explorer swerved to avoid a piece of tarp lying on Interstate 65 before a rollover crash on Jan. 15, 2016.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two people were taken to the hospital Friday morning after the driver of an SUV crashed while trying to avoid debris on the interstate. 

According to a news release from Indiana State Police, it happened around 10:15 a.m. on I-65 near the 49 mile marker, just south of exit 50 near Seymour. 

Investigators say the driver of a 2002 Ford Explorer was southbound on I-65 when he swerved to the other lane to avoid a large tarp in his path. That's when police say the driver lost control of the vehicle, which flipped several times into the median. 

The driver and a front seat passenger were both injured and taken to hospitals for treatment. Police say their injuries were not considered life-threatening. Three other passengers suffered minor injuries and refused treatment. 

Police were unable to locate the vehicle that lost the tarp. 

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