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1 lifeless after automotive splits in half in south Charlotte NC wreck


A passenger died when a automotive break up in half after hitting a tree off a south Charlotte highway Friday, police stated.

Faustino Israel Ponce Romero, 19, was pronounced lifeless on the scene of the wreck within the 900 block of Archdale Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police stated in a information launch.

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The 21-year-old driver, Jose Mario Mejia-Gutierrez, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, no operator’s license and failure to take care of insurance coverage on the Scion TC automotive.

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Jose Mejia-Gutierrez

Mecklenburg County jail

Mejia-Gutierrez was arrested after being handled for minor accidents and launched at Atrium Well being Middle, in line with police. He was within the Mecklenburg County jail Saturday on $20,000, bail, jail data present.

Mejia-Gutierrez veered off westbound Archdale Drive after dropping management as he left a curve simply after three p.m., in line with the CMPD information launch. The automotive “separated in half” when its proper entrance passenger door hit the tree, police stated within the launch.

“The entrance half of the Scion continued touring by means of a subject, rotating clockwise” and ejecting Ponce Romero, who was sporting a seat belt, in line with the information launch. Ponce Romero and the entrance half of the automotive ended up 150 ft from the tree, police stated.

Anybody with data is urged to name police at 704-432-2169, extension 4.

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