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Wreck blocks 85/77 interchange

One person was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a truck wreck that blocked the ramp from southbound Interstate 85 to southbound Interstate 77.

The N.C. Department of Transportation said the ramp would be closed until about 4 p.m. Motorists headed from southbound I-85 to southbound I-77 were detoured.

The truck overturned on the ramp and caught fire after the crash, according to reports from the scene. The ramp has been the scene of numerous truck wrecks over the years.

Kristin Young, a spokeswoman for Medic, said one person was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Traffic from southbound I-85 to southbound I-77 was detoured onto northbound I-77, then to Sunset Road, where vehicles could get back onto southbound I-77. Heavy congestion was being reported in the area.

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