Victim ID'd in deadly northwest Charlotte accident

Victim ID'd in deadly northwest Charlotte accident

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 7:19 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One person was killed and a second person was injured in a single vehicle accident in northwest Charlotte on December 3, and now officials have released the name of the victim.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Marvin Sanchez, 36, was killed around 3 a.m. on Bellhaven Boulevard near Ravenswood Road when he lost control of their car and slammed into a utility pole and then an embankment.

Police said the car caught fire after hitting the embankment.

The passenger, Jairo Blanco, was transported by MEDIC to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with non-life threatening injuries. 

Two police officers suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Speed and alcohol use appear to be a factor in this case. This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Units.

Bellhaven Boulevard was briefly closed but police reopened the road around 6 a.m.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

 

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