Two lanes on Interstate 77 north near WT Harris Boulevard and Interstate 485 were closed while North Carolina Highway Patrol and firefighters searched for the victims involved in a crash that sent two cars off the road and into the woods.
The crash occurred around 9:20 pm, and first responders reported seeing two cars that had gone off the highway. Two people, one from each vehicle involved in the crash, were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main to be treated for serious injuries.
According to authorities, alcohol is suspected to have played a roll in the crash.
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