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Victim identified in east Charlotte head-on crash that killed one, injured four

Medic says the crash occurred around 6:50 p.m. Sunday on Idlewild Road and Drifter Drive.
Medic says the crash occurred around 6:50 p.m. Sunday on Idlewild Road and Drifter Drive.
Published: Dec. 26, 2021 at 9:31 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2021 at 12:17 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Multiple people are injured and one person is dead following a Sunday evening crash in east Charlotte, according to Medic.

Medic says the crash occurred around 6:50 p.m. on Idlewild Road and Drifter Drive. Four people were transported to the hospital with potentially serious injuries and one person was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, a 1995 Toyota Corolla, driven by Narshinbhai Patel, was heading northwest on Idlewild Road when the driver drove out of his lane and into oncoming traffic. The driver of a 2006 Infiniti G35 swerved to avoid a collision, but was struck by the Toyota head-on, authorities said.

Lilaben Patel, a passenger in the Toyota, died as a result of her injuries sustained in the crash, according to law enforcement.

Authorities said driving left of center by Narshinbhai Patel was the cause of the crash. He was cited for misdemeanor death by vehicle and left of center.

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