MATTHEWS, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - 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.