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Major crash shuts down part of I-85 southbound in Charlotte

Drivers were advised to avoid using the interstate near Statesville Avenue on Saturday.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A crash involving multiple cars shut down part of Interstate 85 in Charlotte late Saturday afternoon.

The Charlotte Fire Department tweeted out initial details about the crash just after 4:10 p.m. The crash happened near the exit to Statesville Avenue, causing significant delays.

NCDOT later confirmed one lane had shut down, with a high impact on the flow of traffic. The scene cleared shortly after 5 p.m.

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Medic confirmed they were on scene as well, and eventually took six patients to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Alternate routes were advised.

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