A Charlotte man is dead after an accident on Interstate 85 that caused major delays Friday afternoon.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. on I-85 south after a Ford truck driven by a 71-year-old Charlotte man struck a yellow work truck from behind causing the Ford to leave the roadway, strike a guardrail, drive across the interstate and roll over into a concrete median before coming to a halt.

Two people were transported to area hospitals after the crash.  The 71-year-old driver of the truck died at the hospital of injuries sustained in the crash.

According to officials, speed was a factor in the crash.  The results of a toxicology report are pending.

It is a sad fact, but there’s no doubting its truth.  As we age, our ability to drive changes, and therefore, the risk of being injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash increases.  On average, 500 older adults are injured every day in a crash in the U.S.  If you or an older adult you know has been injured in a serious accident, you need to call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.