MOORESVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - The daughter of a popular Charlotte radio host was killed in a crash in Mooresville early Wednesday morning.
Payton Cannon, 21, was killed when her vehicle ran off the right side of Brawley School Road near Mooresville and hit a tree just after midnight.
Payton is the daughter of David Cannon, better known as Ace from the Ace & TJ show that airs on Hits 96.1 in Charlotte.
Ace’s co-host, Ritchie Beams better known as TJ, posted the news on the Facebook page for the radio show Wednesday.
“Our show has experienced a heart wrenching blow. Ace’s daughter Payton was taken from us in a single car accident last night. As you can imagine, we are all devastated, but Ace and his family are especially in desperate need of your prayers,” the post read.
Payton was the only person in the vehicle and she was wearing a seat belt. High speed was a contributing factor in the crash, troopers say.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to and investigated the fatal crash. Troopers were on scene for nearly three hours and the investigation is ongoing.