One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-485 in Charlotte
Where: The accident occurred on Interstate 485 near the exchange with Westinghouse Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer and three cars collided under unknown conditions.
- Driver of car
- Driver of second car
- Driver of third car
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- One person, vehicle unknown, killed
On or about Thursday, January 28th, 2021, around 5:00 in the afternoon, an accident between a tractor-trailer and several cars left one person dead. Authorities from the area said the accident happened on Interstate 485 near Westinghouse Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office said one as-of-yet unidentified person was killed when a tractor-trailer and three cars collided in a chain-reaction accident. Police did not elaborate on what may have started the incident in their preliminary report. One person was pronounced dead of their injuries a short time after EMS arrived at the scene.
According to Google Maps, the scene of the accident is situated in the southwest part of Charlotte. Interstate 485 is eight lanes in the area, with a concrete barrier dividing north and southbound traffic.
Police are still examining the events that led to the accident.
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