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.