Driver charged with DWI in fatal Independence crash

Driver charged with DWI in fatal Independence crash

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:23 PM

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One person was killed in an accident Sunday evening along Independence Boulevard.

The crash happened at Independence Boulevard and Village Lakes Drive around 7:21 p.m.  Independence was closed in both directions for several hours from Krefeld to Village Lake Drive as authorities investigated the scene.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say Daniel Roberts was traveling at a high rate of spped in his Saturn on outbound Independence Boulevard when a Toyota 4Runner made a right from Village Lake Drive onto Independence at a yellow light. The Saturn struck the Toyota from behind, causing the 4Runner to slide and overturn.

A passenger in the 4Runner, Barnette White, Jr., 25, was ejected from the vehicle in the crash, and pronounced on the scene.

Roberts was charged with DWI at the hospital, and police say he will be charged with felony death by vehicle, reckless driving and expired registration plate upon his release.

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