Hello, it's Christine Nelson. It's Monday, January 21. The day the nation observes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Take a look at what we're covering on WBTV News This Morning. We're on from 4:30-7:00 a.m. and will get you caught up on the stories making headline right now.
People are still talking about that terrible crash in Rowan County that killed three adults and three children. Did you hear about it? There were nine people in the SUV when the it crashed into a tree. What's troubling is the fact that many of the people inside the vehicle were unrestrained. This morning we're hearing from one of the surviving victims, a young boy. His mother also talked to WBTV about how they're coping.
Multiple families are displaced in south Charlotte this morning after an apartment fire. We have video from that scene and how these families are going to be helped finding somewhere to stay.
LIVE: A local dealership will be selling less inventory after a fire burned some of its cars. It happened in Rock Hill, S.C. WBTV's Cam Man Ron Lee is live with the details on what went wrong and how it will affect their business.
WBTV's Astrid Martinez is also live covering the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. In celebration the city of Charlotte is holding its annual prayer breakfast. This is the 19th year! And it's very special because someone in the WBTV family is receiving the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion Award.
We're also looking ahead to the inauguration ceremonies for President Barack Obama. We'll tell you about the special coverage taking place this morning on WBTV.
See you on the air!