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Troopers: One injured, SB I-77 shut down after accident in Cornelius

A person was taken to the hospital and major traffic delays were reported Tuesday night on I-77 after a vehicle accident in Cornelius.

The accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. on I-77 near exit 28. Police say one person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Officials say southbound I-77 was completely shut down, and officers were diverting traffic off of the interstate onto exit 28.

A single motorcycle could be seen lying just off the roadway at the scene.

Drivers should expect delays and avoid the area if possible.