A crash between a minivan and a semi-truck shut down a highway near Charlotte this morning,.
One driver was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The crash happened on M-50 near Wheaton Road causing the road to be shut down during the investigation.
The impact was so violent an axle from the semi-truck trailer was torn off and ended in a nearby yard.
There are indications from investigators that one of the vehicles crossed the median, striking the other.
This story is developing and will be updated.