One killed, two hurt in crash in south Charlotte

1 dead, 2 injured in crash in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A person killed in a two vehicle crash in south Charlotte Monday evening has been identified by police as 43-year-old Melvin Lee Mullis III.

The crash happened just before 9:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Tyvola Road.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a Nissan Pathfinder was traveling northbound on West Tyvola Road when a southbound-traveling Volvo, driven by Mullis, crossed the double-yellow line and collided with the Nissan.

“Evidence gathered at the scene suggests drug use by the driver of the Volvo may be a contributing factor. Excessive speed and left-of-center are contributing factors for the driver of the Volvo,” police say.

The driver of the Nissan was evaluated for sobriety and police say no impairment was suspected. Two people in the Nissan were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police shut down Tyvola Road between S. Tryon Street and Speer Boulevard for a time.

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