On March 16 around 3:15 p.m., Freedom Division officers responded to a two vehicle crash located in the 4100 of Freedom Drive at the intersection with Thriftwood Drive where they located a 2002 Nissan Sentra and a 2009 Mitsubishi Galant that were off the right side of the roadway. MEDIC responded and pronounced the right front passenger of the Nissan Sentra deceased at the scene.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the 2002 Nissan Sentra was traveling northbound on Thriftwood Drive when it failed to stop at the posted stop sign for the intersection of Freedom Drive. The Nissan Sentra drove into the path of the 2009 Mitsubishi which was traveling west on Freedom Drive. After impact, both vehicles lost control and went off the roadway. The front passenger of the Nissan Sentra was ejected from the vehicle. The driver of the Nissan Sentra was found to be impaired and arrested for DWI and Felony Death by Motor Vehicle. The driver was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Any person who witnessed this crash or has information about this case is asked to call Detective Crum at 704-432-2169. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.