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Man arrested for third DWI after crash caused 3 kids to be ejected from van in south Charlotte

Several people were seriously injured in a crash on South Boulevard in south Charlotte Thursday morning, officials said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One person is in custody after five people were rushed to local hospitals following a serious crash on South Boulevard Thursday morning, officials said.

According to police, 24-year-old Carl Wells was arrested in connection to the crash.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to a crash in the inbound lanes of South Boulevard near the intersection of Arrowood Road. Medic said four people were taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening injuries. Another person with serious injuries was taken to Novant Main.

CMPD said Wells was traveling inbound on South Boulevard when they T-boned a van that was turning left into a Public Storage facility. Three kids inside the van were ejected from the vehicle. The driver was also taken to the hospital. A passenger in the car was taken to the hospital.

The driver of the sedan was taken into custody after admitting to drinking and driving. This is the third DWI arrest for Wells this year.

The road reopened a little after 9 a.m.