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Police search for person who fled following officer-involved crash in southeast Charlotte

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the crash occurred near the intersection of Monroe Road and Village Lake Drive.
Police are investigating following an officer-involved crash in east Charlotte
Police are investigating following an officer-involved crash in east Charlotte(Dakota News Now)
Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 8:02 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – An investigation is underway Monday morning following an officer-involved crash in east Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the crash occurred near the intersection of Monroe Road and Village Lake Drive, which is in the vicinity of McAlpine Creek Park.

The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries and the other person ran from the scene, authorities said.

According to the CMPD, the suspect’s vehicle ran a red light and struck the officer’s vehicle, causing it to overturn.

Police said the man was last seen running on the railroad tracks toward Thermal Road.

CMPD’s K-9 is currently assisting with the search. Monroe Road is shut down in both directions.

Drivers are asked to seek an alternate route.

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