CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Detectives in northeast Charlotte are investigating after one person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash Sunday evening.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 10900 block of Mallard Creek Road just before 6 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 2004 Ford Mustang that struck a tree after running off the road.

The driver of the Mustang, identified as 22-year-old Brandon Les Bowen, was pronounced dead the scene. A female passenger in the front seat was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries, police said.

Investigators said that Bowen was traveling northeast above the posted speed limit on Mallard Creek Road and passed several vehicles in the center lane before losing control and sliding into a tree. Detectives said excessive speed is a suspected factor in the crash. Investigators are working to determine if driver impairment was a contributing factor.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.