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Interstate 77 southbound reopened after crash south of Uptown Charlotte

Medic said they assisted seven patients, two of which had serious injuries.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Interstate 77 southbound has reopened after a serious crash south of Uptown Charlotte near South Tryon Street (Exit 6A).

Credit: DOT

Emergency personnel closed all southbound lanes of I-77 starting at Clanton Road (Exit 7) in response to the crash. Detours included taking South Tryon Street, which runs parallel to the east of the interstate.

Credit: DOT

Medic said they assisted seven patients, two of which had serious injuries. Delays stretched back miles into Uptown Charlotte.

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Earlier Wednesday, one person was killed in a crash on I-77 at the interchange with I-85, which is located just north of Charlotte.

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