1 injured after tractor-trailer overturns on I-85 ramp

1 injured after tractor-trailer overturns on I-85 ramp

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 5:24 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 2:10 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One person suffered minor injuries after a tractor-trailer overturned on an I-85 ramp early Tuesday morning.

The ramp from I-85 southbound to I-77 southbound in north Charlotte was briefly closed as crews worked to clean up after a tractor-trailer overturned around 2:30 a.m. 

The North Carolina Highway Patrol told NBC Charlotte the truck driver took the curve in the ramp too fast, causing the accident. The truck was carrying scrap metal. 

(Click here to see images from the accident)

Some of that metal did hit a car traveling on I-77.  That driver was not hurt.  The truck driver had some minor injuries to his arm.  He was cited by troopers for failure to reduce speed. 

Troopers reopened the ramp around 6:30 a.m.

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