Two people aboard a North Carolina TV news helicopter were killed Tuesday after the chopper crashed in Charlotte.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the crash happened just after noon, prompting authorities to shut down the southbound lanes on Interstate 77. 

No vehicles were involved, police said. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Robinson R44 helicopter crashed near the freeway and Nations Ford Road and that two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. ... Read More: FOX News