Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down ramp to I-77 in north Charlotte

Overturned tractor-trailer shuts down ramp to I-77 in north Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person is seriously hurt after a semi-truck overturned on a busy ramp in north Charlotte early Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. on the ramp from Interstate 85 south to Interstate 77 south.

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The ramp remained closed while crews continued to clear the scene and removed the tractor-trailer.

Officials said one person was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be OK.

It is unclear how the crash happened, but it is a congested area and caused back-ups on the roads Tuesday morning.

ALTERNATE ROUTE: 

  • Continue on I-85 south to Exit 36 (Brookshire Boulevard)
  • Turn left onto Brookshire Boulevard and continue for 1.7-miles
  • Take Exit 5B to merge on to I-77 south