Speed A Factor In Deadly Car Crash

Broken Glass

Broken Glass

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a 32-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon in a single vehicle crash in northwest Charlotte.

Emergency crews were called to a crash scene in the 3500 block of Kelly Road around 2:15 Sunday afternoon.

Police say 32-year-old Melanie Scott Felts’ vehicle left the road, sideswiped a tree, struck a mailbox, then struck a tree head-on; the vehicle then caught fire.

MEDIC pronounced Felts deceased on the scene.

Police say speed is a factor in the crash, and says they won’t know if alcohol contributed until test results are returned.

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