CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The driver in a weekend crash that killed a woman is facing charges and will be arrested once released from the hospital, CMPD said.
The single-vehicle accident happened just before 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the 5000 block of The Plaza. As CMPD officers arrived at the scene, they came upon a 2005 Jaguar XJ8 that had overturned and landed in a creek bed.
The right front passenger, Elizabeth Adina Washington, 41, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, Santario Demarcus Washington, 31, was taken to Atrium Health Main with life-threatening injuries, police said.
CMPD said the Jaguar was speeding on The Plaza when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, overturned, and landed in a creek bed. Excessive speed and impairment are believed to be contributing factors in this crash.
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Once released from the hospital, Demarcus will be arrested on charges of felony death by motor vehicle and reckless driving.
The investigation into this crash is active and ongoing.