Wrong-way crash leaves 2 dead

- State Highway Patrol is investigating after a head-on collision in South Charlotte left two dead.

Troopers say Luis Carlos Menacho was traveling the wrong way on I-485 outer loop just after 2 a.m. near Providence Road.

Menacho hit another driver traveling in the right direction. Both died on impact.

Troopers also say a third vehicle was involved that collided into the wrong-way driver. The driver of the third vehicle was transported to a Matthews hospital with minor injuries. A fourth car struck debris from the accident, but endured no injuries.

Authorities say alcohol could have played a role in the accident, but troopers are still working to find out what caused Menacho to drive in the wrong direction.

All I-485 outer loops lanes were shut down temporarily but have since reopened.

 

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