Medic: 1 dead in crash on I-85 in north Charlotte

The crash happened on the southbound side near the Beatties Ford Road exit.
Medic said one person was killed in a crash on I-85 near Beatties Ford Road on Wednesday night.
Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 11:28 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in a crash on I-85 South in north Charlotte on Wednesday night.

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. near the Beatties Ford Road exit, Medic said.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a car was speeding weaving in and out of traffic. The car ran off the road onto the median shoulder and overcorrected, causing the car to overturn several times. The driver, Greg Cook, 45, was ejected and died on the scene.

Troopers said it was determined Cook was not wearing his seat belt and alcohol is believed to be a factor.

Highway patrol said an investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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