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Fatal accident shuts down I-77 South

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A fatal accident on I-77 has forced officials to shut down several southbound lanes of the interstate near exit 17, Sunset Road, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The highway was closed for about two hours as troopers with North Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

Firefighters at the scene confirmed to WBTV that at least one person was killed in the accident, which happened around 7:45 p.m. Friday.

Officials have not released many details about the incident, but WBTV is working to gather more information as it becomes available.

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