Driver seriously injured after crashing into tree near uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A driver was seriously injured after striking a tree near uptown Charlotte Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on the outbound ramp of Interstate 277 to East Independence Boulevard. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, a driver ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Police say the driver was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with life-threatening injuries.

No lanes were blocked during the incident.

There's no word on what caused the crash.

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