Police identify woman killed when car crashes into tree in west Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman who was killed after crashing into a tree Saturday night in west Charlotte has been identified, CMPD said.

The single-vehicle wreck happened at about 9:45 p.m. on Wilkinson Boulevard at Morris Field Drive.

Celeste Lytle, 23, died at the scene, police said.

After investigating, authorities said Lytle was speeding and couldn't make a curve in the road. The car's side tires struck a median and her car slid off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole and tree.

The road was closed during the investigation.

No other details have been released.

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