1 dead in wreck on Interstate 85 near Charlotte. Lanes closed as troopers investigate.


A person died in a wreck on Interstate 85 in the Concord area Saturday afternoon, and three lanes were closed as troopers investigated the crash.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:30 p.m., MEDIC said on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The crash closed three of the six northbound lanes just past I-85 exit 48, which is the I-485 exit, according to, the state’s real-time traffic site.

“Expected impact to traffic is High,” according to the site.

The lanes reopened about an hour after the crash, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The State Highway Patrol hasn’t released details of the wreck.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.