GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A portion of Interstate 85 in Gaston County was shut down after a person was hit and killed Tuesday morning.
According to Gastonia police, the incident shut down I-85 southbound near Bessemer City Road at Exit 14. Police said the wreck occurred around 6:30 a.m.
The victim was identified as Charles Aaron Patterson.
Officials say no charges will be filed. The victim was wearing dark clothing outside when the crash occurred.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said all of the southbound lanes were shut down. The lanes were expected to reopen around 9:30 a.m., according to the NCDOT.