Fuel spill from tractor-trailer crash shuts down I-77

An early morning crash shut down the northbound lanes of I-77 near Exit 28 in Cornelius Wednesday.

CORNELIUS, N.C. – An accident involving two tractor-trailers shut down I-77 in northern Mecklenburg County Wednesday morning. 

Both northbound lanes of I-77 near Exit 28 in Cornelius were closed until around 6:30 a.m. while hazmat crews cleaned a fuel spill. 

Officials at the scene of the crash said one of the trucks clipped the rear of the other, rupturing the tank of one of the trucks. The accident occurred a little before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said the driver at fault was issued a citation for the collision. One person was taken to Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville with minor injuries. 

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