Five Rescued After Car Slides Off Road Into Canal

Five people were rescued after their car slid off a snow covered road and landed in a canal.

The accident happened around 2:00 p.m. on Old Highway 11 outside of Ayden.

Police say the Ford Focus went down a 15 foot embankment and into a canal.

Two people were taken to Vidant Medical Center. Authorities say there were no serious injuries.

Old Highway 11 was closed down while crews pulled the vehicle from the canal.