Investigators said the 27-year-old driver was heading south on the interstate when he lost control of the car. The vehicle then veered off the road and down an embankment, Vincent said.
The man was thrown from his vehicle before the car slammed into a second tree, Vincent said, adding that “excessive speed” likely contributed to the crash.
He was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive, police said. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.
Authorities closed the road about 9 a.m. to investigate the crash and reopened the interstate about 10:30 a.m. Police have not provided an update on the driver’s condition or said whether he will be charged.