Toddler thrown from car in Upstate wreck, troopers say

GREENVILLE, SC (WYFF) - A toddler was thrown from a car during a 3-vehicle wreck that shut down part of Interstate 385 for almost eight hours Thursday night into Friday morning.

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the wreck happened just before midnight on I-385 south near Fairview Street at mile marker 24.

Troopers said a 28-year-old woman from Fountain Inn and a 2-year-old child in a 2005 Nissan 4-door car were injured in the collision. The child was not in a car seat, according to Lance Cpl. Billy Elders.

Troopers said the child was ejected from the vehicle and was flown to Greenville Memorial.

They said Parker was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

The wreck also involved a 2002 Ford pickup truck and a 2010 Toyota SUV, Elders said. Both drivers were wearing seat belts and were not injured, Elders said,

All lanes of traffic opened at 7:20 a.m., according to troopers.

Earlier, traffic in the area was backed up for more than three miles in the southbound lanes, according to a photographer at the scene.

There is no word yet on what caused the wreck.

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