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2 killed in crash on Wilkinson Boulevard in Charlotte

Charlotte Fire Department said the inbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard were closed at Donald Ross Road due to the crash.
Charlotte Fire Department said the inbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard were closed at Donald...
Charlotte Fire Department said the inbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard were closed at Donald Ross Road due to the crash around 9 p.m..(John Sparks/WBTV)
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 11:37 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 11:53 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Two people were killed and one person was injured in a late-night crash in Charlotte Friday.

Charlotte Fire Department said the inbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard were closed at Donald Ross Road due to the crash around 9 p.m.

According to Mecklenburg EMS, two people were pronounced dead at the scene, while one other person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a gray 2020 Audi Q3 SUV and a white 2006 Honda Civic with severe damage in the roadway.

The driver of the Honda, 32-year-old Rodney Grier, and his passenger, 37-year-old Emanuel Jackson, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary results revealed that the driver of the SUV was traveling east on Wilkinson Blvd and traveled through the intersection of Old Steele Creek Rd at a very high rate of speed before striking the Honda that was turning left onto Donald Ross Road.

After being struck by the Audi, the Honda traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The Audi came to rest on its left in the roadway. All occupants were wearing seatbelts, according to police.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances involving the collision.

Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact police at 704-432-2169 Ext#4 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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