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One dead after overnight crash involving stolen car in east Charlotte, police say

The area around Conference Drive near Idlewild Road was temporarily shut down after the crash.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman is dead after an overnight crash involving a stolen vehicle in east Charlotte.

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The crash happened around 3 a.m. on Conference Drive near Idlewild Road. Two cars, a 2019 Dodge Challenger and a 2015 Land Rover, were heavily damaged in the crash. According to police, initial investigations show that the Land Rover was speeding on Idlewild Road near Independence when it hit the Dodge as the Dodge attempted to make a left turn.

Medic pronounced the passenger of the Dodge, 33-year-old Taze Pritchett, dead at the scene. The driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Land Rover immediately left the scene. Police located the passenger around the area of the crash and she was taken to the hospital with injuries from that crash and an assault.

The driver of the Land Rover was not found. The Land Rover was reported stolen on Monday, Sept. 11.

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