Charlotte weatherman injured in crash on I-485

Driver extracted from vehicle after I-485 wreck

PINEVILLE, N.C. — A wreck on Interstate 485 at Johnston Road Wednesday caused traffic issues for drivers.

WCNC meteorologist Larry Sprinkle rear-ended a pickup truck and got pinned in, troopers said.

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Sprinkle was taken to the hospital with broken bones and was cited for failure to reduce speed.

The station reported on its website that Sprinkle has serious injuries, but is expected to be OK.

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