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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say icy patches along Tyvola Road in south Charlotte likely contributed to a one-car fatal accident just after 3:00 am Sunday, however the driver has also been arrested for DWI.
It happened near the intersection of Tyvola Road and Old Pineville Road.
The driver of a 2000 Nissan pickup truck lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree in the median.
One of the occupants of the pickup died at the scene. That person has been identified as 20 year old Tatiana Rivera.
Two additional passengers, Hilda Mora Jijon and Isais Lucero, were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
The driver, 23 year-old Bairon Josue Sandoval, was arrested for DWI, Felony Death by Vehicle, Felony Serious Injury by Vehicle, and No Operators License.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are still investigating all possible contributing factors to this crash and they are asking anyone with information to call the Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-344-1600.