CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — One man was killed and another man has been arrested in connection to a wrong-way collision in northeast Charlotte Wednesday night, CMPD said.

The deadly accident happened at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the 1200 block of West Sugar Creek Road.

As CMPD officers arrived at the crash scene, they located a 2015 Ford E350 van and a 2006 Chevrolet Astro minivan in the road with extensive damage. 

The driver of the Chevrolet van, identified as Roberto Perez-Martinez, 54, was taken to Atrium Health Main hospital where he was pronounced deceased from his injuries, police said.


Crime & Public Safety

CMPD said that their investigation revealed that the Ford was speeding, traveling in the wrong direction, when the vehicle struck the Chevrolet van head-on. The driver of the Ford, identified as Gregorio Aguirre Romero, 44, was not injured and stayed at the scene.

Romero has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving left-of-center, no operator’s license, and hit and run. Police said the hit-and-run charge comes from a separate crash that happened before this fatal head-on wreck.

The investigation into this crash is active and ongoing, CMPD said.