CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A multi-vehicle accident injured two people on Interstate 77 south Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened on I-77 south near Arrowood Road around 1 p.m. Thursday.

One victim was airlifted from the scene with life-threatening injuries. The second victim suffered potentially life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance, according to Medic.

Both victims were taken to Carolinas Medical Center -- Main.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, traffic was backed up several miles on I-77 while crews worked to clear the scene.

Police reopened all lanes onI-77 around 1:50 p.m.

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