Photos | Wreck closes I-85 north

Photos | Wreck closes I-85 north

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:18 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A multi-vehicle wreck shut down Interstate 85 northbound in northeast Charlotte on Friday afternoon.

The accident occurred just prior to West Mallard Creek Church Road around 4 p.m. and involved three cars, including a motorcycle.

Two people are hurt, according to medical officials.  One victim has life-threatening injuries while a second victim has potentially life-threatening injuries.

(Click here for photos from the scene)

Three of five lanes reopened at 4:30 p.m., but traffic remained backed up for miles.  All five lanes reopened around 4:50 p.m.

Stay with NBC Charlotte and WCNC.com for more information on this developing story.

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