A 24-year-old man was charged by police when a passenger in his vehicle was killed in a Charlotte crash.
The fatal crash occurred around 2 a.m. on Monday in the 4900 block of North Tryon Street.
Police identified the driver as 24-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez Vega and the passenger as 23-year-old Ricardo Ramirez Gonzalez.
According to a police report, officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrived at the scene and found a badly damaged black 2007 Cadillac Escalade with two people inside.
Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene while Vega was taken to Atrium Health Main with minor injuries.
Police said preliminary investigations showed that Vega was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle. The Cadillac went off the right side of the road, hit two electricity poles, and then flipped.
According to police, the evidence showed that neither man was wearing a seat belt and there were several alcoholic beverages in the vehicle.
CMPD also revealed that Vega was impaired by alcohol. He is facing charges of felony death by vehicle, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and driving while license revoked.
The investigation into the Charlotte crash remains ongoing and anyone who has information about what happened is asked to call 704-432-2169, ext. 5, or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
If your loved one was killed in a crash caused by a reckless driver, you may be able to claim compensation for a variety of losses. This is separate from any criminal penalties the driver may face. Contact a North Carolina car accident lawyer to discuss the matter and find out if you have a case.