Fatal crash blocks I-485 ramp to I-77 for hours in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Interstate 485 outer loop ramp to Interstate 77 southbound in south Charlotte is blocked while troopers investigate a deadly crash Wednesday morning.

The wreck happened around 3:15 a.m. on the ramp near Westinghouse Boulevard, close to the state line.

Troopers said one person was killed in the wreck, which involved a tractor-trailer and a truck. That victim’s name has not been released and officials have not said what led to the crash.

Authorities told Channel 9 that cleanup and the investigation itself will take a while and will impact the morning drive along the busy stretch of interstate.

Crews reopened the interstate ramp just after 7 a.m.

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