CHARLOTTE – A man was killed after crashing a car and hitting Interstate 85 in North Charlotte early Saturday morning, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
All lanes of I-85 were closed for hours as authorities investigated the incident, which included five separate accidents, soldiers said.
The road closed off Sugar Creek Road shortly after 4 a.m. near Exit 4.
The northbound lanes reopened around 7am and the southbound lanes reopened at 8am
The soldiers said the series of accidents began as the Mercury passenger car drove south on the left side of the I-85 and hit the center lane before landing on the freeway lane.
The man got out of the car without the lights on and was hit on the road, the soldiers said. His body found himself in the northern lanes of the Interstate, leading to a complete shutdown.
Two cars that stopped after the accident were hit by drivers trying to avoid the wreckage. The soldiers said they were investigating the incident as five separate accidents and fatally hit pedestrians.
According to authorities, one person was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The darkness in the area was said to have been a factor.
The soldiers said an investigation was ongoing.
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