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Troopers: Driver killed in I-77 construction zone crash

The accident near mile marker 19 in Huntersville involved a tractor trailer and several construction vehicles.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Emergency crews were called to an early morning accident on Interstate 77 southbound in Huntersville Monday morning. The crash near mile marker 19 involved a tractor trailer and several construction vehicles. 

Authorities say the tractor-trailer struck the construction vehicles around 2 a.m. at the interchange near I-485.  Medic says it transported one patient to the hospital with life threatening injuries and another patient suffered minor injuries in the crash.  

According to officials, the driver of the tractor-trailer died at the hospital as a result of the injuries.

Southbound lanes of I-77 were blocked for several hours while crews cleaned up the scene.  Huntersville Fire tweeted they were on the scene for an hour and a half. 

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