On the early morning hours, around 5am, Station 1 was dispatched to a serious accident on I77 SB near the Hambright Road overpass (prior to Exit 19 I485). Upon arrival, Engine and Rescue 1 found a deceased 21 year old female in the far right lane of the interstate. The female had been struck by 1 or more passing vehicles. Crews immediate began to assess and treat witnesses and the drivers of the vehicle(s) that struck the victim. A total of two people were transported, for evaluation, by MEDIC.
Due to the nature of the call, NCSHP responded to the scene and closed the interstate for several hours for investigation. Law Enforcement re-routed southbound traffic, off the interstate, at exit 23.
The men and women of Huntersville Fire sends their thoughts, support and prayers to the friends and family of the victim #OneTownOneTeam.