CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Local authorities reacted quickly to a fatal accident that occurred on I-85 on Tuesday morning. According to police officials, a car hit and killed a pedestrian somewhere in the southbound lanes near the Glenwood Drive exit. It has rankled traffic at that highway stretch.
It wasn’t just the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who raced to the scene. North Carolina Highway Patrol, CMPD, and Medic arrived at the incident location at 1-85, near the Freedom Drive exit. Currently, police have blocked off two lanes of traffic as they sort out the situation. Detectives are on the scene conducting an investigation of the fatal accident, marking off clues, and talking to witnesses.
Meanwhile, the morning traffic is moving very slowly for anybody heading along this route during their daily commute.
Police troopers indicate the accident occurred when a man suddenly tried to run across the interstate. A car immediately struck him and medical personnel declared him dead at the scene. So far, police don’t have a reason for why the man attempted to cross highway traffic, especially during such a busy time.
Police officials noted that they will post updates on the incident as they become available. Right now the investigation remains open.