Breaking News
More () »

2 killed in crash on I-485 at Rea Road

Medic said two people were hurt and another was seriously injured after a crash at I-485 and Rea Road in south Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a crash on Interstate 485 in south Charlotte Tuesday morning, officials said. 

Medic responded to a crash on the outer loop of I-45 at Rea Road (exit 59) a little before 9 a.m. Medic confirmed that two people were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person was rushed to Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) said the ramp to Rea Road will be closed while troopers investigate the crash. The cause of the crash hasn't been determined at this time. 

Click here to sign up for the daily Wake Up Charlotte newsletter

A WCNC Charlotte crew is headed to the scene. We will have an update on WCNC Charlotte News at Midday. For the latest breaking news, weather and traffic alerts, download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app

Wake Up Charlotte To Go is a daily news and weather podcast you can listen to so you can start your day with the team at Wake Up Charlotte
SUBSCRIBEApple Podcasts || Spotify || Stitcher || TuneIn || Google Podcasts  

All of WCNC Charlotte's podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other internet-connected devices. Join us from North Carolina, South Carolina, or on the go anywhere.