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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Just after noon on Wednesday, emergency officials responded to a motor vehicle accident on I-77 involving a motorcycle.

The collision occurred on the southbound side just before exit 16.

One person is being transported to Carolinas Medical Center with injuries officials described as life-threatening.

The southbound lanes of I-77 were closed near Sunset Boulevard for a short period of time, but have since reopened.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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