7-year-old dies in single car crash in Matthews

- A fatal crash in Matthews late Friday evening killed one 7-year-old girl and critically injured another. 

Matthews Police say that speed was possibly a contributing factor to the single car crash on Sam Newell Rd in front of Crown Point Elementary School around 10:56 pm.

The car, driven by a 54-year-old male, left the roadway and struck a tree. He, along with a 1-year-old male, was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.  A 7-year-old girl died from her injuries and another 7-year-old girl is in critical condition.

Police continue to investigate.


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