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I-85N is closed at the I-77 interchange in north Charlotte due to crash

CHARLOTTE — Interstate 85 North at the Interstate 77 interchange in north Charlotte was closed for hours due to a wreck, officials said late Wednesday afternoon.

Chopper 9 flew over the crash, which involved four vehicles. Several first responders were tending to the victims. Traffic was backed up to Gastonia.

Four people were taken to a hospital due to their injuries from the I-85 crash. One had life-threatening injuries. One had serious injuries, and the other two had minor injuries.

I-77 North was also backed up after a car rear-ended a CATS Paratransit bus that was pulled over because of a flat tire.

There was a bus driver and two passengers in the CATS vehicle. No one on the CATS bus was taken to a hospital. However, one person in the car was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The roads reopened later in the evening.

No further information was released.

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