• Man dies after crashing into tractor-trailer, tree on The Plaza


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man died Sunday morning when his car struck a tractor-trailer and then crashed into a tree and a parked car on The Plaza in Charlotte.

    Police said 30-year-old Richard Andrew Brandon Cox, driving a Ford Mustang, hit a 2014 Volvo tractor-trailer and continued into the front yard of a nearby home and hit the tree, and was pronounced dead around 1 a.m.

    [RELATED: Officials identify victim in fatal Cabarrus County crash] 

    Police said excessive speed contributed to the crash. Cox was not wearing a seatbelt.

    The driver of the tractor-trailer remained on scene during the initial investigation. 

    Police shut down The Plaza between Anderson Street and Sugar Creek Road.

    The crash remains under investigation. 

    Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com:

    Next Up: