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Two injured in Opelika car crash

Two people were injured in a traffic accident in Opelika Saturday night.

The accident occurred at around 8 p.m. on Martin Luther King Boulevard, near Branch Street, according to an Opelika police department press release.

Officers arriving on the scene observed a 2004 Ford Mustang off the edge of the roadway and a 1993 Jeep Cherokee in the roadway. There was more than one occupant in each vehicle.

Police said both vehicles were traveling west on Martin Luther King Boulevard at the time of the collision. The driver of the Jeep lost control upon impact and the car rolled several times before coming to rest.

The mustang struck a utility police and came to rest on the north side of the roadway.

One of the Jeep's occupants was first transported to the East Alabama Medical Center, then to the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham for treatment.

A second occupant of the Jeep was flown by Lifesaver helicopter to The Medical Center in Columbus.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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