A fatal crash involving two trucks on Interstate 85 south has left one person dead and traffic at a stand still Monday.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened a little after 5 p.m. on I-85 near the Sam Wilson Road exit, at the truck weigh station.

59-year-old Charlotte man was killed after his Budget truck crashed into the rear of a broken down tractor-trailer.

The crash shut down all southbound lanes at Sam Wilson Road at exit 29, backing up traffic for over two hours after the wreck.

Recent studies reveal the peak hour motor vehicle crashes occur in Charlotte is between 4 and 5 p.m.  It’s not surprising that rush hour traffic gets a bad wrap.  People are tired after a days work and ready to get home.  Furthermore, there are many more drivers on the road.  When driving in rush hour traffic, stay alert and aware of what is around you and ahead of you.  Be patient.  Leave early for your destination so you wont need to rush.

If you know you will be in traffic, listen to an enjoyable radio station or book on tape to ease stress of traffic.  If you have been in an accident, call our trusted Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower  at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  We will investigate all aspects of the incident and hold all parties accountable.  Take a critical step in your path to recovery and speak with one of our attorneys today.