80-year-old man, dog killed in wreck on I-485 ramp in west Charlotte

- Authorities said an 80-year-old man and his dog died on impact in a wreck on the I-485 inner loop ramp to Wilkinson Boulevard on Tuesday. The ramp remains closed at this time. 

A truck struck the back of a dump truck that had been sitting on the side of the exit ramp with a flat tire, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers on scene confirmed to FOX 46 Charlotte that one man was killed. The person's identity has not yet been released. At this time, they are not ruling out a medical emergency. The victim has a Florida registration. 

Highway Patrol said the ramp will remain closed until the Medical Examiner arrives on scene. They said it could take hours. 

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