INDUSTRY — Two women had minor injuries after their car veered off Route 43 and rolled over at least once Tuesday morning in Industry, a sheriff’s deputy said.

Ashley Clark, 21, of Fairfield, was driving a four-door Dodge sedan when it went into a ditch, veered back across the road and rolled over before crashing into trees and rocks lining the highway, said Franklin County Deputy Nathan Reid.

Emergency responders had to cut the car’s front windshield out to free Clark and her passenger, Abby French, 23, of Madison. A tow rope attached to a pickup truck stabilized the car, which was balancing on the passenger’s side, while emergency crews worked.

Both women had minor scrapes and bruises, and French was taken by ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington as a precaution after the 9 a.m. crash, Reid said.

Speed may have been a factor in causing the crash in the 45 mph zone, near the bottom of Gridiron Hill heading west toward Farmington. Both women were wearing seatbelts. The crash is still under investigation, Reid said Tuesday afternoon.

The car is owned by Life Enrichment Advancing People Inc., a nonprofit social service group for disabled people, and was totaled in the crash, according to Darryl Wood, executive director for the group.

“We’re just very thankful that both of the people involved were OK,” Wood said.

Industry Fire Department and NorthStar Ambulance service assisted at the scene.

David Robinson — 861-9287

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