Police: 4 killed in overnight accident on South Tryon

Police: 4 killed in overnight accident on South Tryon

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 4:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 6:46 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Four men were killed  in an overnight accident on South Tryon.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said four men were killed when a car they were in ran off the road and flipped on South Tryon at Rivergate Parkway around 12:45 a.m. Friday.

Arthur Tyrale Coleman, 32, Gabrial Sullivan, 32, Robert Clark Jowett, 57, and Juan Valentino Simmons, 50, were all killed in the accident.

Two other men were found outside of the car, according to police.

Police said the men were in a 1995 Lexus SC300 that was traveling southbound on South Tryon Street when it suddenly ran off the right side of the roadway as it approached the intersection of South Tryon Street and Rivergate Parkway.

The vehicle traveled up a small embankment and struck a utility pole.  The vehicle then became airborne and struck a streetlight, and then struck a brick sign at the entrance to the Steele Creek Crossing shopping center and landed upside down. 

Police believe the car was speeding when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor at this time.  

The crash remains under investigation.

Police have reopened all lanes on South Tryon a few hours after the accident.

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