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Medic: Two killed, one injured in crash on I-85 in west Charlotte

Southbound lanes of I-85 reopened shortly before 7 a.m. and traffic was again moving at Freedom Drive.
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 5:36 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 24, 2021 at 7:18 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A deadly crash in west Charlotte early Wednesday morning snarled traffic on a portion of Interstate 85 for several hours.

The crash happened shortly after 2 a.m. on I-85 South near Billy Graham Parkway and involved a tractor-trailer and a car.

According to Medic, two people were killed and another with life-threatening injuries was taken to Atrium CMC.

Southbound lanes of I-85 reopened shortly before 7 a.m. and traffic was again moving at Freedom Drive.

Highway Patrol reported a Mustang was stranded in the middle lanes of the interstate when a tractor-trailer headed southbound crashed into it. Troopers say the tractor-trailer did not slow.

The driver of the Mustang was ejected, and both drivers were killed.

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