HUNTERSVILLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A person died in a crash on I-77 in Huntersville early Sunday, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred around 4:40 AM on the northbound side near Sam Furr Rd. Firefighters said it was a multiple vehicle crash and one was fully engulfed in flames. 

The road was shut down for a couple hours while troopers investigated. The name of the deceased has not been released, pending family notification. 

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