4 hurt in serious crash that shut down I-485 in Ballantyne

Serious crash shuts down I-485 in Ballantyne

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The outer loop of Interstate 485 in Ballantyne was shut down for a serious crash on Friday, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

The crash happened at the Johnston Road exit around 4:30 p.m.

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Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the scene where traffic was backed up for nine miles, and firefighters had surrounded two vehicles with serious damage.

It’s unclear what led to the crash.

MEDIC said four people were taken to the hospital: three with serious injuries and one with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials said the interstate reopened around 5 p.m.

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