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East Independence Blvd. reopens after overnight collision

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MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) -

Fire crews were called to a traffic collision around 12:30 Tuesday morning along east Independence Boulevard near Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Officials said a large dump truck was accelerating from a stop light heading eastbound, when it was suddenly rear-ended by a sedan.

The car was totaled, but the driver escaped with only minor injuries according to Matthews police.

The driver of the truck wasn't hurt.

The roadway was closed for the better part of an hour while the area was cleaned up.

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