CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 3-year-old boy was killed in a car crash in west Charlotte early Sunday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
Alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the wreck, according to police.
Chantee Boyd, 26, was driving with her two sons on Billy Graham Parkway toward Morris Field Drive and lost control of her car, officials said. Her car, a 1996 Honda Accord, flew off the left side of the road and into the median. The Accord spun counterclockwise, slammed into a guardrail on the median and continued into the northbound lanes of the parkway.
The rear of Boyd's car hit a Lincoln Continental driven by William Dublin head on. Her car then landed on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes.
Boyd's 3-year-old son died at the scene, according to Medic. Her 7-year-old son was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with serious injuries. Both Boyd and Dublin were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
CMPD said Boyd was arrested and charged with felony death by vehicle, felony serious injury, two counts of felony child abuse, reckless driving and driving while impaired. She is in jail under a $500,000 bond.
Boyd was previously charged with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute marijuana, deliver marijuana and providing drugs to inmate.
Police shut down the parkway in both directions from Boyer Street to Morris Field Drive from about 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m.
The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the wreck. Anyone with any information should call the unit at 704-336-8862.
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