A portion of Interstate 85 in Gaston County was shut down after a person was hit and killed Tuesday morning. According to Gastonia police, the incident shut down I-85 southbound near Bessemer City Road at Exit 14. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said all of the southbound lanes have been shut down. Drivers can take Exit 17 to US 74 West as a detour to get back onto I-85 southbound. The lanes are expected to reopen around 9:30 a.m., according to the NCDOT.
The victim's name was not released.