CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Three people are dead and another person is injured following a crash on I-485 outer near University City Blvd. Sunday morning, authorities confirmed.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the driver was heading in the wrong direction on the highway causing a head-on collision when the accident happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday.

One person was taken to the hospital, the others died at the scene, Medic said.

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The Outer Loop was closed for several hours between University City Blvd and North Tryon Street, and was not expected to reopen until 11 a.m.

This remains an active investigation.