Police: 1 killed in wreck near Bank of America stadium

FOX 46 Charlotte 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in front of Bank of America Stadium on Thursday. 

Around 6:15 a.m. police, Medic and Charlotte Fire responded to the 400 block of West Morehead St. in reference to a car accident. 

The driver, later identified as Demetrice Antwan Gibson, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that Gibson was driving a 2007 Buick Lucerne on West Morehead St. above the posted speed limit when he lost control of the car.

He slid off of the road to the right and the front bumper of the car grazed a tree before hitting a second tree on the driver's side. Gibson was trapped in the crushed car, and subsequently died. His family has been notified. 

The crash is still under investigation, but at this time it appears excessive speed was the contributing factor in this cast. Impairment is not suspected. Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about the case is asked to call Detective Oberer at 704- 432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.