Passenger killed, driver in critical condition after crash into tree in Cornelius

Passenger killed, driver in critical condition after crash into tree in Cornelius

CORNELIUS, NC (WBTV) - One person was killed and another is in critical condition after a car crashed into a tree in Cornelius Saturday night.

According to the Cornelius Police Department, the incident happened on Bailey Road near Statesville Road. Police say the car hit a tree around 7:30 p.m.

The driver has been identified as Grant Geis, a student at Hough High School, and his passenger in the vehicle was Andres Morales, a student at Hopewell High School. Morales was killed in the crash, and Geis was critically injured. Geis was transported to CMC Main and remains in critical condition.

Police are still actively investigating the crash but a preliminary investigation shows that speed may have been a factor in the accident.

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