Driver killed when car bursts into flames following crash on I-485

Driver killed when car bursts into flames following crash on I-485
The wreck happened on I-485 outer at Moores Chapel Road, closing the highway in both directions between exits 9 through 12. (Source: NCDOT)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed and another was injured in a fiery crash on Interstate 485 in northwest Charlotte Monday morning.

The wreck happened on I-485 outer at Moores Chapel Road, closing the highway in both directions between exits 9 through 12. Troopers say a black Chevrolet Impala travelling north ran off the left side of the road and struck the median cable wires.

The Impala then crossed into the outer loop and was struck by a van before bursting into flames. The van overturned and was then struck by another car.

The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main. The second person’s condition has not been released.

I-485 was closed at the scene for some time as crews diverted traffic.

Troopers said Tuesday that because the victim was severely burned they have not yet been identified.

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