GASTONIA, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - 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.
Engine 2, Ladder 4, Rescue 1, and Battalion 2 responded to this 5 Vehicle Accident on 85 SB near Exit 21 this morning in Gastonia. 4 patients transported 2 with life threatening injuries. #GFD pic.twitter.com/LQfrIVvMPB— Gastonia Fire Dept (@GastoniaFire) May 8, 2018
Major backups have been reported in the area.
Sitting in traffic on west bound Wilkinson Blvd beer Main Street in Belmont. Traffic is backed up due to a serious accident on 85. pic.twitter.com/xO7JqII0Ij— Brian Christiansen (@BrianFox46) May 8, 2018
The interstate reopened to traffic around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Troopers have cleared the accident scene at 85 southbound mm 22 and are preparing to reopen the highway. pic.twitter.com/Z9Zl1pweB1— Brian Christiansen (@BrianFox46) May 8, 2018