Serious wreck shuts down I-485 in southeast Charlotte, fire officials say

CHARLOTTE — A serious wreck shut down Interstate 485 in both directions Wednesday afternoon at the Idlewild Road exit in southeast Charlotte, fire officials said.

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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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