CHARLOTTE — A serious wreck shut down Interstate 485 in both directions Wednesday afternoon at the Idlewild Road exit in southeast Charlotte, fire officials said.
There was a report of an overturned vehicle at the location.
Emergency crews from Mint Hill, Matthews and Charlotte were at the scene.
Two people were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Another patient had minor injuries.
By 4:30 p.m., only one lane was closed in the outer loop. Crews expected the road to reopen at about 4:45 p.m.
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