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I-485 northbound reopens after crash leaves 3 dead, 1 injured, officials say

I-485 North reopened around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three people are dead and another was hospitalized following a crash that shut down I-485 North in north Charlotte early Sunday morning, according to officials.

The NC Department of Transportation said the crash happened just before 4 a.m. on I-485 northbound between exit 33, which is NC 49 or University City Boulevard, and exit 32, which is US 29 or North Tryon Street.

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Medic confirmed that three people died at the scene and another person was taken to the hospital.

I-485 northbound reopened just after 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, according to officials.

This incident remains under investigation. WCNC has reached out to North Carolina Highway Patrol for more information about the crash.

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