Driver thrown from car in southwest Charlotte wreck

- A man driving a Porsche has died after he was thrown from his vehicle early Sunday morning in southwest Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified him as 38-year-old Sergei Vladimirovich Semyrog.

Around 2 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers responded to a car crash at South Boulevard and Freeland Avenue where they located a 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo on the CATS Lynx tracks and Semyrog located on the tracks between Old Pineville Road and Freeland Lane. 

MEDIC pronounced Semyrog dead on scene. His family has been notified of his death.

Police say the crash began in the 4000 block of Old Pineville Road. They say the Porsche Semyrog was driving was traveling northbound and at a high rate of speed and failed to pay attention to the curve just before the light rail crossing. The car ran off the roadway and struck a bollard near some light rail equipment. Semyrog's vehicle then struck a fence and entered the light rail tracks for approximately 750 feet.

That's when he was ejected from the Porsche. Police say Semyrog was speeding and not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

No Lynx vehicles were operating at the time of the incident. The tracks were closed for several hours so crews could remove remaining debris from the crash.

Police are still investigating the crash. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Gormican with the CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704 -336-2677.


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