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One killed in fiery crash at I-485, South Blvd. in south Charlotte

The collision happened just after midnight Wednesday on the ramp from Interstate 485 to South Boulevard. That ramp has reopened as of 5 a.m.
The collision happened just after midnight Wednesday on the ramp from Interstate 485 to South Boulevard. That ramp has reopened as of 5 a.m.
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 5:45 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 7:28 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) -CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Crews were called to a horrific and violent overnight crash in south Charlotte.

The collision happened just after midnight Wednesday on the ramp from Interstate 485 to South Boulevard. That ramp has reopened as of 5 a.m.

A WBTV crew saw debris from a car wrapped around a tree, as well as two different trucks hauling away pieces of the car.

The wreckage was charred and the car burned so badly WBTV’s crew couldn’t tell the make or model.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a Hyundai car was northbound on the exit ramp when the driver ran off the road, struck a ditch and then a tree.

Troopers said the vehicle then struck a second tree and caught on fire.

The driver of the vehicle was ejected and died as a result the crash. Troopers identified him as 22-year-old Nicholas Ryan Poole.

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