2 seriously injured, three lanes closed after crash on I-85 southbound

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three of the four southbound lanes on I-85 near Charlotte are closed, causing a traffic backup, because of a crash Wednesday evening.

Emergency responders said two people were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The crash happened near Statesville Road (Exit 39), north of uptown Charlotte.

Officials expect the lanes to open just before midnight.

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