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Two killed in crash on Freedom Drive in west Charlotte, woman charged with DWI

At approximately 5:10 a.m., CMPD officers and Medic responded to the crash between two vehicles at 2700 Freedom Drive.
At approximately 5:10 a.m., CMPD officers and Medic responded to the crash between two vehicles at 2700 Freedom Drive.
Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 6:22 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2022 at 6:51 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Freedom Drive in west Charlotte was blocked early Tuesday morning following a deadly crash.

At approximately 5:10 a.m., CMPD officers and Medic responded to the crash between two vehicles at 2700 Freedom Drive.

Both drivers of the vehicles were transported to the hospital with serious injuries and two passengers, 25-year-old Onjenay Porter and 32-year-old David Coleman were pronounced dead on the scene.

The investigation shows that the driver of a Nissan Maxima, Kenya Harris, was traveling west on Freedom Drive when she attempted to turn left onto Pacific street when the driver of a Hyundai Sonata was traveling east on Freedom Drive.

Medic: Two killed in crash on Freedom Drive in west Charlotte; road blocked

The Nissan Maxima driven by Takensha Autry, turned directly in front of the Sonata, causing them to collide. The Nissan ran off the road and came to a rest. None of the occupants in the Nissan were wearing a seatbelt.

Harris was found to have been impaired and detectives have obtained two warrants against her for felony death by motor vehicle. In addition, she was cited for DWI, driving while her license was revoked and failure to yield right of way. She is still hospitalized at Atrium Main.

Impairment and speed do not seem to be contributing factors for Autry, who was wearing their seatbelt at the time of the collision.

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