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Breaking Overnight: Minivan flipped in the median near Shields Road

A portion of Highway 72 east is back open this morning following a wreck that happened overnight.

Emergency crews responded to the scene near Shields Road around 11 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Huntsville police say the driver of a Mitsubishi Montero Sport was traveling east on Highway 72 when she was clipped by a truck that caused her vehicle to flip multiple times towards the median. The driver was not wearing a seat belt. She suffered only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash.

Traffic on Highway 72 was down to one lane going each direction while crews got the SUV out of the ditch and cleared the roadway.