One dies in crash on I-85 in west Charlotte

- One person has died following a crash on I-85 in west Charlotte early Sunday morning.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, around 4:30 am, the driver of a pickup truck was traveling northbound on I-85, north of I-485, when he struck the rear of an 18-wheeler truck. 

The driver was pronounced dead on scene by Medic. Alcohol and speed are contributing factors, troopers say.

The road was shut down while authorities investigated, and reopened around 9am.

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