One person was killed early Saturday in a wreck on northbound Interstate 77 near the Remount Road exit in Charlotte.
The wreck came less than 12 hours after another fatal wreck on an area interstate.
In the earlier collision, authorities say 71-year-old Carl Lee Clegg of Charlotte struck a van Friday afternoon as he was traveling on Interstate 85 south near McAdenville. Clegg’s truck then hit a guardrail before going across the interstate where he struck a concrete median, authorities said.
Clegg was one of two people taken to the hospital after the wreck, but he later died from his injuries.
Authorities say speed was a factor in the Friday wreck, and they’re also awaiting the results of toxicology reports. But officials don’t expect to file charges in the wreck, according to WCNC-TV, the Observer’s news partner.
Hours later, troopers were investigating a new wreck in Mecklenburg County. The crash was reported after 1 a.m. on I-77 north near Exit 8.
Limited information about what led up to the wreck was available on Saturday.
But authorities said one person was killed, and three others were sent to the hospital for what were initially described as life-threatening injuries. An update on their conditions was not available Saturday.
The early-morning wreck shut the northbound lanes of I-77 near Remount for more than two hours. But the interstate reopened just before 4 a.m.
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