Police Release names of 2 Dead in Fiery Cornelius crash

An early morning police chase ends in a serious car crash, leaving two people dead.

Andrew Mark Krolikowski, 24, was driving the car. Jason Ray Monroe, 24, was the passenger. The driver was from Huntersville, and the passenger lived in Charlotte.

FOX46 was on the scene as Cornelius police blocked off Jetton Road after a car struck a tree and caught fire. It happened Sunday around 1:20 a.m.

Police tell us it started with a traffic stop near West Catawba Avenue. The driver of the car failed to stop and fled off from police.

During the chase, the driver of the vehicle nearly struck an officer’s car. Officers called off the pursuit shortly after.

Cornelius police say they spotted the car at the intersection of Jetton Road and Meta Road.

It caught fire after crashing into a tree near a residential neighborhood.