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1 dead, 2 injured after tractor-trailer overturns, catches fire on I-85, officials say

Officials said all lanes are expected to be open around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Southbound lanes on Interstate 85 near Interstate 485 in north Charlotte are closed after a deadly crash involving a tractor-trailer early Saturday morning, officials said.

The Charlotte Fire Department said it responded to an overturned tractor-trailer that had caught fire on Interstate 85 northbound near mile marker 48 just after 2:30 a.m.

Medic confirmed that one person died and two other people are injured following the crash.

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The three left lanes remain closed near Exit 48 on Interstate 85 southbound. The lanes are expected to reopen by 1:30 p.m. 

Drivers traveling on Interstate 85 south are advised to take Speedway Boulevard South to US 29 South to Interstate 485 North (Outer Loop) to Interstate 85 SB.

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