Deadly crash shuts down I-77 southbound

I-77 southbound is shut down as police investigate a serious crash that killed one person and left another with life-threatening injuries. 

Around 4:30 p.m. a crash occurred near exit 23 for Gilead Road in Huntersville. Officials say both the express and general purpose lanes on the highway are closed. 

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Drivers are asked to use extreme caution and avoid the area if possible. Remember to yield to responding units and move over. 

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