A multi-vehicle accident shut down part of interstate 485 at Independence Boulevard Tuesday evening and three people were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
MEDIC confirms the accident happened before 7:30 p.m. It involved several vehicles and at least one pedestrian was hit.
Two additional patients were treated at the scene of the accident.
Several units including Matthews Police Department, Matthews Fire Department, CMPD and MEDIC were on scene.
Traffic was blocked for miles for at least an hour on Independence Blvd.
Crews eventually cleared the scene.
No word yet how the accident started and if anyone will face chargers.