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Deadly crash causes major delays on I-85 in north Charlotte

Multiple lanes of I-85 south are closed near Graham Street due to a deadly crash, Charlotte fire officials said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Multiple lanes of Interstate 85 south were closed due to a deadly crash in north Charlotte Wednesday, officials said. 

The crash happened a few minutes before 10 a.m. on I-85 south near the Graham Street exit (Exit 40). As of 12:30 p.m., two lanes of southbound I-85 were closed, with traffic backups extending toward W.T. Harris Boulevard. 

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During the closure due to the investigation, drivers were encouraged to find an alternate route. Drivers coming from the Concord area can take the Interstate 485 outer loop to Interstate 77 south, where they can rejoin I-85 north of Uptown. 

Drivers were also instructed to take the I-485 inner loop around the city.

All traffic lanes reopened ahead of Wednesday's evening commute. 

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