Charlotte, NC (June 16, 2020) – One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in a head-on crash in Charlotte on Monday, June 16th. The crash was reported around 9:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Tyvola Road.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, a Nissan Pathfinder driven by 43-year-old Melvin Lee Mullis III was traveling northbound on Tyvola when it crossed the center line and veered into the southbound lanes. As the vehicle was in the southbound lane, it collided head-on with a Nissan Pathfinder.
Mullis suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Two occupants of the Pathfinder were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Police are still investigating but believe that drug impairment may have caused Mullis to cross the dividing line.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all affected by this crash in Charlotte.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Car accidents happen across North Carolina every day. The most serious crashes usually involve gross negligence on behalf of one of the drivers involved. Impairment plays a major role in many severe car accidents and is a major cause of death and serious injuries in accidents reported in our state.
If you or a loved one have been injured by a negligent driver, you could have a claim to compensation under North Carolina law. Following the crash, it is important to make sure your legal rights are protected. This includes speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable North Carolina car accident lawyer.
At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton has handled all types of North Carolina personal injury claims. Attorney Burton understands the process of preparing a claim from the beginning stages through the end of a case and has experience successfully trying personal injury cases all the way to a verdict.
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