Crime & Courts

2 hurt in head-on Ballantyne crash

Two people were hospitalized after a head-on collision early Tuesday morning in south Charlotte’s Ballantyne area, police said.

The crash was reported shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 8600 block of Ballantyne Commons Parkway, near Community House Road.

According to police, a pickup truck traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes collided with a Toyota Prius. Medic took the drivers from each vehicle to Carolinas Medical Center, but police said the victims are expected to survive.

Police closed the westbound lanes of Ballantyne Commons Parkway, between Elm Lane and Community House Road, for more than three hours. All lanes were reopened by 6:45 a.m.

Police are continuing to investigate the collision.