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5 hurt in crash on I-485 in Matthews, Medic says

At least five people were injured in a crash on the inner loop of I-485 near John Street in Matthews Tuesday morning.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The inner loop of I-485 was blocked near Matthews after a multi-vehicle crash injured multiple people Tuesday morning. 

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened on the inner loop near East John Street around 8:15 a.m. According to Medic, multiple units were called to the scene.

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At least five people were hurt. One person suffered life-threatening injuries and two were seriously injured in the crash.  All three patients were rushed to Atrium's Carolinas Medical Center. 

All lanes of I-485 inner reopened just after 9:10 a.m. 

Drivers should avoid the area while crews clear the scene and state troopers investigate the crash. 

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