CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating a car crash that left one person dead and another injured.
The collision took place just before 2:00 p.m. on Monday in the 10500 Old Statesville Rd. at the intersection with the on-ramp to I-485 Outer.
Upon arrival, officers located a black Honda Pilot and gold Chevrolet S-10 that were involved in the crash.
Medic and Charlotte Fire responded to the scene and pronounced the front seat passenger of the Chevrolet S-10, Eudean Brice Knox, dead at the scene. MEDIC transported the driver of the Chevrolet S-10 to CMC- Main with minor injuries.
The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit and DWI Task Force launched an investigation into the crash.
The preliminary information indicates that the driver of the black Honda Pilot, Mitchell Glenn Jones, was going southeast on Old Statesville Rd. attempting to make a left turn onto I-485.
The Chevrolet truck, driven by Curtis Eugene Thompson, was traveling northwest on Old Statesville Rd. towards the I-485 outer ramp at a high rate of speed and both vehicles collided in the intersection.
Upon further investigation, Thompson has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Jones was cited for failure to yield right of way.
Police say impairment is not a contributing factor for either driver involved.
This crash remains under investigation. Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about the case is asked to call Detective N.S. Bush (704) 432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.