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Man charged in deadly northwest Charlotte accident, police say

Medic said one person was killed and three others were hurt in a crash involving a CATS bus in northwest Charlotte Thursday afternoon.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man has been charged in an accident that left one person was killed and three others were hurt in a crash along Interstate 485 in northwest Charlotte Thursday afternoon, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced Saturday.

The crash happened at the interchange with Mount Holly Road just after noon Thursday. 

Medic said one person died at the scene. Three others suffered minor injuries.

Derwin Lewis, 22 was charged with DWI, felony death by motor vehicle and failure to yield the right of way following a screening for impairment, police said.

The victim who died has not been identified. 

A CATS bus was stopped at the scene of the crash and appeared to be involved. CMPD confirmed passengers from the bus also sustained minor injuries and were transported by MEDIC to local area hospitals.

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