Wrong-Way Driver Dies After Collision With Tractor-Trailer On I-485 In West Charlotte

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According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol the deadly accident on I-485 near Moores Chapel Road Wednesday morning was caused by a wrong-way driver.

Authorities say the driver of a 2018 Kia rental car entered the I-485 inner loop going the wrong way at about 3:45 a.m. before crashing into a tractor-trailer cab that was not hauling a load.

Officials have not identified the driver of the Kia who died in the crash.

The driver of the tractor-trailer cab, Debra Hatley, stated that she saw the wrong-way vehicle approaching and tried to avoid contact, but the vehicle drove in the tractor-trailer cab’s path.

 

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person is dead following an accident involving a tractor-trailer on I-485 southbound near Moores Chapel Road.

One southbound lane is open and crews are working to clear the scene.