CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged an 18-year-old with involuntary manslaughter in a deadly accident in south Charlotte Wednesday evening.
Police charged Uriel Eduardo Flores with involuntary manslaughter and felony hit-and-run for a crash that left one teenager dead and four others in the hospital, including three young children.
The accident happened Wednesday around 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of Sharon Road West after a 2002 Mercury Sable struck a utility pole near the intersection of Hopeton Road.
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The driver of the car, 19-year-old Shaquise Sharvelle Bush, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shanquise Ayana Wilson, 21, was in the front passenger seat and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. Three small children were also involved in the accident.
Shanquise Ayana Wilson
A 22-month-old girl and an 18-month-old girl suffered serious injuries in the accident, police said. A 3-year-old boy was also taken to CMC with critical injuries.
CMPD was searching for a white pickup truck, driven by Flores, that was involved in the accident but took off from the scene before police arrived.
Flores later turned himself in to police where he was questioned by investigators and charged for his involvement in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation. The preliminary investigation suggests that speed was a factor in the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor, police said.
If you have any information about this accident please call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.