Four hospitalized in five-vehicle wreck in Gastonia

- A serious five vehicle wreck shut down a portion of Interstate-85 Tuesday morning in Gastonia, according to Highway Patrol. 

The multi-vehicle crash happened before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8 on I-85 southbound near Exit 21. 

Gastonia Fire officials said four people have been transported to the hospital, two of that four with life-threatening injuries. 

Major backups have been reported in the area. 

The interstate reopened to traffic around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

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