CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The area near the intersection of West W.T. Harris Boulevard and David Cox Road was closed Saturday night following a fatal crash, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD).

Around 8:20 Saturday night, officers responded to the 3700 block of West W.T. Harris Boulevard and saw a 2019 Ford F-150 overturned and a 2004 Nissan 350Z off the roadway in a nearby wooded area.

MEDIC pronounced the driver of the Ford F-150, 43-year-old Jarrod Bayless, dead at the scene. The front seat passenger, a 41-year-old woman, and the driver of the Nissan, 27-year-old Zachary Alexander, were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Police say Alexander was turning left onto David Cox Road from eastbound West W.T. Harris Blvd when he was hit from behind by Bayless in the Ford F-150 who was driving fast and recklessly.

As a result, the Ford overturned and both vehicles went off of the roadway in a nearby wooded area.

Alexander was screened and found to be impaired by alcohol, officials said. He was charged with driving while imparied.

Bayless’s toxicology reports are pending so it is unknown if he was impaired, but speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

CMPD investigators are looking to speak with the driver of the red Ford Mustang (pictured below) because they believe he/she is a potential witness of the crash.

CMPD looking for driver of red Mustang to speak to as a potential witness of the crash. Credit: CMPD

The car was last seen in the area of Waterford Hills Drive at West Sugar Creek Road, police said.

The Charlotte Fire Department says the impacted area of West W.T. Harris Boulevard was closed until 1 a.m. on Sunday, September 17.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call Detective Kupfer at 704-432-2169, extension 1. Anonymous tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers or by calling 704-334-1600.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.