1 killed in northwest Charlotte crash



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - One person was killed in an early morning crash in northwest Charlotte.

The accident happened near the intersection of Bellhaven Boulevard and Ravenswood Road. Bellhaven Boulevard was closed until shortly before 6 a.m. as police worked to clear the scene.

Police said the car went off the road and struck a utility pole, then hit a tree and caught on fire.

Two police officers who arrived at the scene first were able to get the passenger out of the car but couldn’t get the driver out. The passenger was taken to Carolinas Medical Center - Main for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver, whose name hasn’t been released, died at the scene, officials said.