• CMPD: Impaired driver who ran red light charged in deadly crash

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police said they’ve charged the driver who caused a fatal crash Wednesday morning in east Charlotte.

    Officers said Marla Sadowski, 36, is charged with second-degree murder and driving while impaired.

    Police had to close Eastway Drive at Central Avenue after the two-vehicle crash just before 5 a.m.

    Officers said Larry Eugene Morrow, 64, was pronounced dead at the scene. Sadowski, who police said has a prior DWI conviction, suffered minor injuries in the crash.

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    Investigators said Sadowski, who was driving a 2016 Subaru, was traveling on Eastway Drive, ran a red light and crashed into a 2018 Chevrolet, driven by Morrow.

    Police said Sadowski was impaired from alcoholic beverages.

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