2 dead, 1 hurt in overnight east Charlotte crash

There was no immediate information as to what led up to the crash.
The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday on East Independence Boulevard near Briar Creek Road.
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 5:46 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Two people have died following an overnight crash in east Charlotte.

The crash happened at approximately 12:34 a.m. Thursday on East Independence Boulevard near Briar Creek Road. That’s in the area of Bojangles Coliseum and the Park Expo and Conference Center.

Two vehicles were involved in the collision. Medic confirmed that, in addition to the two fatalities, another person suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The two people killed were both found lying in the roadway, having been ejected from a Lexus IS300.

Police said that the Lexus had been traveling east on Independence Boulevard at a high rate of speed before crashing into a Honda, injuring the driver.

Authorities identified 23-year-old Terryn Desravines and 21-year-old Brooke Peters as the deceased individuals. Police said neither was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Police said speed and impairment both are believed to have been factors in the crash.

Walter Craig said he witnessed the crash, calling it an extremely brutal scene. He added that he tried to render aid to one of the victims.

“My initial reaction was to see what I could do to help people,” Craig said.

The investigation into this crash is active and ongoing. Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about this case is asked to call Detective Kupfer at 704-432-2169, Ext 1. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or by visiting their website.

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