CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer and two other vehicles that closed a road for hours in northwest Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.
The crash happened after 4 p.m. near the train tracks on Old Mt. Holly Road, in between Freedom Drive and Moores Chapel Road.
When officers arrived to the scene of the crash, they found a 2003 Freightliner Tractor, a 2003 Infiniti G35, and a 2012 Mercedes Benz ML350 that were involved. Medic pronounced the driver of the Infiniti dead on scene. That person has not been identified.
The initial investigation has revealed that the Freightliner was headed east on Moores Chapel Road when the Infiniti made a left turn in front of the Freightliner at the intersection of Old Mount Holly Rd. The Freightliner was unable to stop and struck the driver’s side of the Infiniti pushing it into the Mercedes Benz that was headed west.
From WBTV’s Sky3, it appeared crews had completely closed the roadway at the scene. Firefighters urged drivers to avoid the area and find alternate routes. The road reopened around 8 p.m.
Police say the driver of the Infiniti failing to yield right of way appears to be the proximate cause of the crash. Impairment is not suspected for any of the drivers involved. Excessive speed is also not believed to be a factor.
Both surviving drivers were interviewed on scene, along with an independent witness. At this time, no charges have been filed.
Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact detectives at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers website.