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Woman killed in north Charlotte wreck


A woman is dead after a crash in north Charlotte early Friday morning.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 27-year-old Kathleen Anne Bland was killed in the wreck that occurred at the intersection of East Sugar Creek and North Tryon Street.

Bland was driving a Toyota Highlander inbound on North Tryon Street at a high rate of speed when she struck the curb and drove onto the sidewalk. The vehicle then hit a telephone pole and began to flip across Sugar Creek Road, according to police.

Next, police say, Bland's vehicle hit a Dodge Ram that was waiting to turn onto Tryon St. before striking an embankment and flipping several more times.  

A man who was driving through the intersection when the crash occurred told WBTV that it looked like a "bomb went off" when the crash occurred. 

He said that his car was also damaged by debris from the wreck.

"I saw the car to my left and saw it going through the air... right over the top of my car," he told WBTV.

According to police, three vehicles were damaged by flying debris from the wreck. Two people, who were in the Dodge Ram were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It is unknown at this time whether there were any medical conditions that may have been a factor in the crash.

This crash is under investigation by the Major Crash Investigation Unit of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department.

Any witnesses are being asked to call Detective Kevin Allred at (704) 336-8862.

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