Authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor in a deadly multi-vehicle wreck that shut down Interstate 77 early Sunday at Tyvola Road in southwest Charlotte.
The incident began just before 3 a.m., when a vehicle broke down in the middle of the highway.
A second car veered to the left to avoid hitting the stopped vehicle but crashed into a concrete wall.
The driver of the second vehicle got out to look at the damage and was struck and killed by a third vehicle, according to N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. Henry Dorty. Alcohol may have been a factor in the collision, Dorty said.
The identities of the parties involved have not been released.
Police are investigating the accident.