Rescue crews try to reach Jeep hanging in tree

11:45 AM — Witnesses at the scene tell News 3 EMS responders repelled down the bridge to reach the driver of the Jeep. The driver was seen on the bank of the Chattahoochee River. Witnesses say they could not see obvious injuries, but the man was taken away on a stretcher.

Traffic on the Oglethorpe Bridge is still backed up on the westbound side. Emergency crews appear to only be allowing a few cars at a time to pass.

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Phenix City, AL — News 3 is on the scene of a car crash where our crew says they are seeing a Jeep stuck in a tree underneath the westbound lanes of Highway 280 towards Phenix City.

Our live crew says Phenix City fire trucks are on the scene and no cars are traveling in the westbound lane.

As of ten minutes ago, our photographer says the highway is blocked off and traffic is backed up while responders attempt to reach the crash. Witnesses also say the driver appears to have fallen out onto the riverbank.

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