Driver killed in north Charlotte crash

Deadly crash closes part of Statesville Road in north Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in a crash in north Charlotte Tuesday morning after colliding with two unoccupied tractor trailers.

The wreck happened around 4:35 a.m. on Statesville Road near W.T. Harris Boulevard, closing the area down for a time.

Police say the driver of a Honda Accord attempted to pass a tractor-trailer and lsot control of the car, traveling off the roadway and colliding with two tractor trailers parked on the side of the road.

The driver of the Honda, 49-year-old Wayne Conrad Jackson, was pronounced dead on scene. Police say alcohol, excessive speed and reckless driving may have been contributing factors. It was also raining at the time and the wreck happened in a no-passing zone.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call police at 704-432-2169.

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