Man charged with DWI after 1 killed, 4 injured in crash on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte

The crash happened around 11 p.m. at the intersection of Beatties Ford Road and Cindy Lane.
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 6:21 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 7:05 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A man has been charged with DWI after one person was killed and several others injured in a two-car crash late Wednesday night on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, authorities said.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. at the intersection of Beatties Ford Road and Cindy Lane. When police arrived, they found a black 1991 Cadillac Brougham outside the road facing south on the northbound travel lanes.

The driver of the Cadillac and two of his passengers were all taken to the hospital with injuries. 

One of the passengers, identified as 62-year-old Alphonso Platt, was pronounced dead at the hospital from injuries sustained.  His family has been notified of his death.

On scene, officers also located a red 2011 Toyota Camry overturned and resting on its roof. The Toyota came to final rest in the northbound travel lanes on Beatties Ford Road facing southwest. The driver of the Toyota was taken to the hospital by Medic with non-life-threatening injuries. There was also a passenger in the Toyota who did not report any injury.

CMPD says the preliminary investigation indicates that the Toyota and the Cadillac were traveling north in the northbound travel lanes. The two vehicles came into contact, causing the Cadillac to run off the road to the right and crash into a tree. The Toyota overturned and ended up on its roof.

CMPD says none of the people in the Cadillac were wearing their seatbelts. Officials also say the driver of the Toyota was not wearing her seatbelt, but her passenger was wearing her seatbelt.

The driver of the Cadillac, identified as 42-year-old Ahmah Dequan Norris, was charged with driving while intoxicated and no operator’s license.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed or has information about the crash should contact detectives at 704-432-2169, extension 5. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or

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