5 injured in early morning wreck on I-85

Five people were injured early Sunday in a wreck on northbound Interstate 85 that closed all four lanes in western Mecklenburg County for less than an hour.

All five people were taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment. Three had life-threatening injuries, according to Medic. The remaining two had potentially life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told N.C. state troopers that the collision possibly involved a silver SUV and a black SUV.

The wreck occurred around 1:38 a.m. north of Sam Wilson Road.

Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms