Troopers: Person struck, killed along I-77 in Iredell County

Person struck, killed along interstate in Iredell County

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — The North Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating after someone was hit and killed on Interstate 77 in Iredell County Wednesday night.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. on I-77 southbound, near Interstate 40 in Statesville. The roadway was shut down for hours as troopers investigated the scene.

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Channel 9 spoke with drivers who said they were traveling in the southbound lanes Wednesday evening when they noticed traffic starting to come to a stop. They said they saw a jeep and a semi truck on the side of the highway.

"It was kind of something you don't see very often, and it just takes you back and makes you think about things a little differently," witness Ryan Davidson said.

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The victim's identity has not been released yet and it is unknown if anyone will be charged.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with for more information.