CHARLOTTE — The southbound lanes of Interstate 85 at Statesville Avenue closed Sunday afternoon due to a crash, fire officials said.
The crash happened just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Crews warned drivers to avoid the area until further notice.
MEDIC reported that two patients were taken to the hospital for serious injuries.
Our Channel 9 crew saw traffic backed up for miles and an 18-wheeler with scorch marks on its trailer.
DOT estimated the highway would reopen just after 3 p.m.
Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.
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