• Paramedics: 1 killed, 1 injured in wreck on W. Tyvola


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Paramedics said a person died Friday afternoon in an accident in the 2800 block of West Tyvola Road.

    Officials said Kendei Ramirez was killed in the accident.

    Police said Ramirez was operating a 2001 Ford Escape when he attempted to make an illegal U-turn and was struck by a truck at 3:10 p.m.

    Nathaniel Brewer who was driving the truck was taken to Carolinas Medical Center -- Main with potentially life-threatening injuries.

    Police do not believe speed or alcohol were a factor.

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