I-485 reopens following overnight repairs caused by fatal wreck

 I-485 reopens following overnight repairs caused by fatal wreck

I-485 reopens following overnight repairs caused by fatal wreck

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 8:23 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- All lanes of I-485 near Johnston Road have reopened after crews finished repairing damages from a Thursday morning wreck.

Crews from NCDOT had to close part of the interstate to repair a barrier and pavement that was damaged during the accident that killed one person.

Police said a dump truck, driven by 54-year-old Bobby Joe Hunt, hit a barrier on I-485 outbound near Johnston Road around 8:15 a.m.

Law enforcement said the dump truck ran straight into what's called an impact continuator, something meant to absorb impact at a construction truck entrance area to the work site.

The deadly accident shut down the outer loop of I-485 from the near the flyover to Johnston Road for about four hours, with thousands of drivers either at a standstill, moving slowly, or looking for alternate routes.

Crews had to remove the dump truck and clean up about 50 gallons of fuel, plus some waste that the truck was carrying.

Early Friday morning they finished the repairs.
 

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