CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred this weekend in south Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
CMPD officers responded to calls regarding the wreck around 2:30 a.m. near the 800 block Colville Road and Twilford Place by Providence Road in the Eastover area.
Upon arrival, CMPD officers found a burning Mercedes sedan with four passengers. The driver, Robert Walker, 20, and a passenger, Henry Melvin, 20, were both pronounced dead on the scene. Two other passengers were transported to Atrium Main with non-life-threatening injuries.
CMPD’s major crash unit, the DWI Taskforce, CSI, and a motor unit were among the groups that responded.
An initial investigation revealed that Walker was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control, struck a curb, crashed into a set of brick steps, and then a tree, before catching fire. Impairment is also suspected and toxicology results are pending, the police report indicated.
A makeshift memorial for the victims was set up on Monday, Aug 2., as friends and family members paid tribute to those who were killed.
This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police at 704-334-1600.
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