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Troopers: 2 killed in wrong-way crash on I-485 in Pineville

PINEVILLE, N.C. — Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash early Tuesday on Interstate 485 in Pineville, according to paramedics.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said it was called just before 3 a.m. Tuesday to the scene on the outer loop of the interstate, near the exit to Pineville-Matthews Road. Troopers said they were responding to reports of a wrong-way driver.

A 2005 Ford, driven by Chantel Moniece Mack, 36, of Charlotte, was going in the wrong direction when it hit a 2012 Volkswagen, driven by William Adkins, of South Carolina, troopers said. There were no passengers.

Mack and Adkins died at the scene, troopers said.

A Channel 9 crew could see the two cars at the scene that both had serious damage to their fronts.

The outer loop of I-485 was shut down for almost three hours before reopening before 6 a.m.

First responders diverted traffic from the outer loop onto North Polk Street, where drivers got onto South Boulevard and then back onto the interstate.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

(WATCH BELOW: Deadly crash shuts down I-485 inner loop in northwest Charlotte officials say)

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