UPDATE: Southbound I-69 Re-Opens near Charlotte

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

EATON CO. - 8 vehicles are involved in an accident in Eaton County northeast of Charlotte. Traffic is moving slowly along I-69. One lane has reopened.

The accident happened at about 4:20PM on I-69 near Otto Road. Police say vehicles were stopped or slowed on the highway already for a previous incident. A truck came upon the stopped traffic and tried to stop quickly. That is when the cars behind the truck began crashing.

Only one person has been injured. That person's condition has not been made public.

Southbound I-69 traffic had been diverted from the highway onto Hartel Road at Potterville about 6 miles north of the accident scene.

News 10 's crew says that traffic is still moving slowly as of 5:30pm.

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