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Driver killed when vehicle strikes utility pole, tree at Matthews park

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MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) -

One person was killed after police say the vehicle they were in struck a tree in Matthews Sunday night.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the crash happened at the Colonel Francis Beatty Park in the 4300 block of Weddington Road around 7:30 p.m. Police say the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu was in the park and heading towards Weddington Road. The person ran off the side of the road, struck a utility pole and then hit a tree. 

MEDIC pronounced the driver dead on scene, police say. The driver was wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred. 

Officers say speed was not a factor in this wreck. 

The victim's name has not been released.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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