Fatal Accident Shuts Down I-485

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by Caryn Little

UPDATE: All lanes except for one have been reopened.  Crews plan to have the entire road reopened by 6 a.m. Friday. 

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Crews are confirming a fatality on the I-485 outer loop near Johnston Road.

A dump truck crashed into a barrier wall. No information on the victim has been released.

The road is closed on I-485 near mile marker 61. The road is not expect to reopen until early afternoon.

Motorists are being routed off Exit 64A and following the local detour.

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