Wrong way driver shuts down Wilkinson Blvd.

Charlotte NC (WBTV) Wrong way driver causes accident shutting down Wilkinson Blvd.

A head on collision between two vehicles has completely shut down a major roadway leading into Charlotte.

Police say a truck driven by Michael Leroy Lowe was heading westbound in the eastbound lane, when he collided with an oncoming box truck driven by Jonathon Stepp.

The impact was so severe, police say Lowe did not survive the accident.  Stepp was taken to Gaston Memorial Hospital, and released a short time after with minor injuries.

The investigation continues through the night, but police say they are hopeful the roadway will be opened by 11:00 Thursday morning.