MEDIC: 6 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-77 South Near Tyvola

CHARLOTTE, NC — A multi-vehicle accident on I-77 south near Tyvola Road sent six people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Medic says one person was transported with life threatening injuries, two had serious injuries and three had non-life threatening injuries. All patients were transported to Atrium CMC for treatment.

The accident happened just before 2pm. Southbound lanes near Mile Marker 5 were closed for several hours while crews investigated and worked to clear the accident.

At one point, southbound traffic was backed up nearly five miles as a result of the collision.

The northbound lanes also experienced heavy delays due to onlooker traffic.

Officials have not said what caused the accident or released any other details at this time. Check back for updates.