Police: Medical issue may have caused fatal wreck in northwest Charlotte


A person has died after his car flew into the air and landed in a ditch in northwest Charlotte on Friday.   

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the 1500 block of Plumstead Road where a 2011 Buick Lacrosse had ran off the roadway. The driver, 78-year-old Bobby Bolin was operating the Buick Lacrosse with 74-year-old Vivian Huntley in the front passenger seat when he ran off the left side of Plumstead Road. 

His car went airborne, landed in a ditch and came to a final rest on an embankment. As a result, Bolin went unconscious in his seat. 

Medic transported Bolin and Huntley to CMC-Main. Unfortunately, Bolin passed away around 8 p.m. Huntley was treated for non-life threatening injuries and is expected to be okay. 

Friday was also Bolin's 78th birthday. 

Police say a medical issue may have caused Bolin to crash. Alcohol or speed are not suspected as factors in the crash. 

Both Bolin and Huntley were wearing seatbelts at the time of the wreck. 

Any person who witnessed the incident or has information about this case is asked to call Officer Jamieson at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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