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Fatal crash closes I-485 outer loop in east Charlotte

The Interstate 485 outer loop in east Charlotte was closed early Thursday following a fatal crash between Albemarle Road and Harrisburg Road.
The Interstate 485 outer loop in east Charlotte was closed early Thursday following a fatal crash between Albemarle Road and Harrisburg Road. WBTV

One person died following a crash on the Interstate 485 outer loop in east Charlotte early Thursday, according to Medic.

The crash involving multiple vehicles happened shortly before 7 a.m. on the interstate between Albemarle Road and Harrisburg Road, multiple media outlets reported. The outer loop was closed in the area until about 9 a.m., when officials began to open lanes, WSOC-TV reported.

Another person injured in the crash was taken to a hospital, Observer news partner WBTV reported.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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