CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a crash on East Independence Boulevard early Thursday, officials confirmed.
Emergency crews responded to a crash on the outbound side of Independence Boulevard between Interstate 277 and Briar Creek Road a few minutes after midnight Wednesday night. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Medic. A third person was rushed to a Charlotte hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Outbound Independence was shut down until shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday. Crews were able to get the road reopened in time for Thursday morning's rush hour.
This crash comes on the heels of another fatal crash involving a garbage truck that killed one person and injured another on Wednesday morning.
The cause of the accident is still unknown. WCNC Charlotte will continue to follow this story with any updates.
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