5 vehicles involved in fatal crash in north Charlotte

- One person has been killed in a wreck involving five vehicles Thursday afternoon in north Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. 

The fatal crash happened around 1:30 p.m. at the corner of W.T. Harris Blvd and Old Statesville Road. 

A tractor-trailer is among the five vehicles involved in the wreck. No word on what caused the fatal crash at this time. Multiple people have been transported to the hospital, police said. 

Fire officials are asking drivers to seek an alternate route, if possible. 

The area is expected to be shut down until at least 5 p.m. Thursday, police said. 

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