• Officials: One dead in crash on I-485

    By: Jeff Smith

    Updated:

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Interstate 485 has reopened near Rocky River Road after an accident shut it down early Thursday afternoon, officials said. The crash happened at 2:15 p.m.

    Medics said one person died and no one was taken to the hospital in the one-vehicle crash.

    Troopers said the driver went off the road to the right and then over-corrected, came back across the interstate to the median and hit the cable wire. The car was overturned and the driver was partially ejected. Troopers said he was not wearing a seat belt.

    Troopers said the driver was 63-years-old Edward Sullivan of Charlotte. Troopers said they think a medical condition may have caused the accident. Sullivan was the only person involved in the accident.

    Hundreds of cars were detoured off the interstate and drivers tried to navigate the back roads to get to family for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The car was overturned in the median after traveling down Inner 485.

    "It's just sad, just sad. ‘Cause somebody was waiting on them to get to their house for dinner. It's just sad," said driver Kim Lefler.

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