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Man killed in east Charlotte wreck


A man died in the hospital after a car accident in east Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The wreck happened Thursday just before noon at the intersection of North Sharon Amity Road and Central Avenue.

Officers said James MacCallum, 76, was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla on Sharon Amity when he slowed and came to a stop in traffic at the light for Central Avenue. The light turned green and other vehicles around him began to accelerate.

The Toyota remained stationary for approximately 10 to 15 seconds as cars proceeded around him before he began to move forward slowly and then accelerated quickly and veered to the right, the report states.

The Toyota ran up on the curb and sheered a utility pole guide wire, continued into a parking lot of a business and then struck the corner of a concrete block building.

MacCallum was taken to Carolinas Medical Center. He was pronounced deceased at midnight.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Major Crash Unit at 704-432-2169.

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