Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina are investigating a fatal Steele Creek crash that occurred around 8:30 p.m. on July 17.
The Steele Creek crash happened at the intersection of Shopton Road West and Eagle Oak Drive.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found two people inside a 2016 Dodge van. The vehicle was off the roadway and it had suffered heavy front-end damage.
The front seat passenger, said to be a juvenile who was not in a booster seat, received serious injuries. The child, whose age was not released, was taken to Atrium Health Main where they are in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene by MEDIC. He has been identified as Eddie Guadalupe Jr.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the Dodge ran off the left side of the road and hit the stone pillar at the entrance to a neighborhood.
Police suspect that Guadalupe was impaired and this contributed to the crash. However, investigations into the accident are ongoing.
Anyone who has information about the crash is asked to call Detective Kupfer at 704-432-2169, ext. 1. Individuals can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or charlottecrimestoppers.com.
Meanwhile, the North Carolina Highway Patrol says a law enforcement officer was injured in a crash in Asheboro on Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened in the 1200 block of Fayetteville Street close to the Food Lion shopping center.
The unnamed officer was on his way to a call when a vehicle pulled out in front of his cruiser. The officer managed to avoid the other vehicle but struck a utility pole and received minor injuries.
If you suffered serious injuries in an accident because of someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Charlotte car accident attorney for advice.