NC Hwy 73 was CLOSED for hours this evening near the McGuire Nuclear Power Plant while Police investigated a serious Motor Vehicle Accident involving a fatality. A total of 5 patients, 4 of which were transported to CMC-Main. All were priority patients, one of which passed away on scene. Both East & West bound lanes were CLOSED for hours while CMPD investigated. The call came in around 7:26pm and Engine 2 arrived on scene first to find a near head-on collision involving a Toyota Scion and a Pick up truck with heavy damage to the vehicles. Engine 2 immediately split its crew with one team removing the driver’s door of the car using their edraulic tools; finding the driver unresponsive. The second crew removed the front seat passenger, who was also unresponsive but also pulseless and immediately initiated CPR on her. Additional crews began to arrive on scene and removed a 16 month old child from a car seat in the rear of the car, while the initial crew quickly packaged the driver of the car for rapid transport by MEDIC to CMC-Main in Uptown. A second MEDIC crew arrived on scene, terminated CPR and pronounced the passenger of the car deceased on scene. Crews then shifted their focus to the pick-up truck and began extricating and packaging those occupants (two) for transport to CMC Main. A third ambulance arrived on scene, this one from Lincoln County, and transported both occupants from the truck to CMC-Main. 2 firefighters rode into the hospital, one with the child and one with the driver of the car and a Huntersville Police Officer drove the Lincoln County Ambulance in, while their crew attended to the two truck occupants. The car’s driver remains in critical condition, the toddler suffered cuts and bruises and was released to relatives. Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 2, Ladder 2 and Heavy Rescue 1; Cornelius Engine 3; MEDIC; Lincoln County EMS; Huntersville Police Department and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.