17-Year-Old Killed in Fatal crash in Southeast Charlotte, Police Investigating
A tragic accident in southeast Charlotte has claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy. The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon before 5 p.m. on January 17th, in the 11200 block of E. W.T. Harris Boulevard.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), the collision involved three vehicles. Officers arrived at the scene to find a 1999 Ford Escort severely damaged, along with a 2010 Infinity G37 and a 2012 BMW 335i located a short distance away.
Tragically, the driver of the Ford, a 17-year-old boy, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been notified of his untimely passing. The victim has been identified as a senior at North Mecklenburg High School, confirmed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
CMPD’s initial investigation suggests that the Infinity was traveling on E. W.T. Harris Boulevard when it collided with the BMW. The impact of this collision then caused the BMW to strike the Ford, which subsequently lost control and crashed into a tree.
At this time, no charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing. CMPD is urging anyone who witnessed the accident or has any information to come forward and contact Detective Leung at 704-432-2169, Ext. 6.
This devastating incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for cautious driving. The loss of a young life is a sobering tragedy that impacts the entire community. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.
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