2 injured in I-77 wreck of tractor trailer and pickup truck


Two people were injured in a wreck involving a tractor trailer and a pickup truck on Interstate 77 Monday afternoon.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. on northbound I-77 just north of LaSalle Street, Exit 12. Officials have not released much information, but from WBTV's Sky 3 helicopter, it appeared the pickup truck had struck the rear end of the tractor trailer.

Firefighters appeared to be working to free the driver of the pickup truck.

Medic said one person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with very serious injuries, and a second was taken to another hospital with lesser injuries.

No names have been released.

I-77 northbound was closed while crews worked the scene.

Officials have not said how the wreck may have happened or if any charges are being filed.

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