NC State Highway Patrol vehicle hit while responding to I-485 crash

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FOX 46 Charlotte 

A North Carolina State Highway Patrol vehicle was struck by a passing vehicle while responding to a crash on I-485 inner loop early Wednesday morning, police said. 

The incident happened between Oakdale and Harris Blvd. at Exit 18. I-485 was briefly shut down at Oakdale Rad following the double-crash.

Authorities on scene tell FOX 46 Charlotte the trooper was not near his vehicle when the patrol car was struck, and he was not harmed. 

No word on injuries or what caused the first wreck that the trooper had been responding to. Check back for updates on this developing story throughout the day.