Crash involving WBTV helicopter leaves two people dead and I-77 shut down

Posted November 22, 2022 3:02 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Southbound Interstate 77 in Charlotte near the Nations Ford Road is blocked after a fatal helicopter crash that left two people dead… Early reports in The Charlotte Observer said a WBTV staff member confirmed that it was their helicopter, Sky 3, that crashed….The crash has caused traffic detours and backups in Charlotte and traffic slowdowns extend all the way into South Carolina… The crash is in south Charlotte, about five miles north of the South Carolina state line…According to a live feed from our news partner Channel 9, all lanes of traffic between the Tyvola Road exit and the Nations Ford Road Exit of southbound I-77 are closed. …Until investigators arrive and can access the scene, it’s expected the interstate will remain closed in the area in southbound lanes. The road closure could last through the night,