Tractor trailer overturns, catches fire on I-485

Published: Nov. 27, 2013 at 1:51 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2013 at 1:51 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Emergency officials are on the scene of an interstate wreck where a tractor trailer has reportedly overturned and caught fire, injuring one person.

The accident happened Tuesday just after 8:30 p.m. on I-485 at mile marker 10 near the ramp to I-85.

Officials say the wreck has caused a ramp to close, and is impacting traffic in both directions.

Medic confirmed to WBTV that one person was taken from the scene to Novant Presbyterian - Main with serious injuries.

There is no word on what may have caused the wreck.

Anyone traveling should use caution and avoid the area if at all possible.