CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man who was killed in a crash in the University City area of northeast Charlotte Wednesday morning has been identified.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the deadly wreck happened around 3 a.m. on the inner loop of Interstate 485 at University City Boulevard. The wreck shut down all of the lanes of I-485 inner near University City Boulevard for some time.
Troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said a dump truck and a mini van were involved in the crash. The driver of the mini van, identified as 31-year-old Joel Flowers, died, troopers say.
Troopers believe the headlights on Flowers' van may not have been working.
The road reopened shortly after 6 a.m.