Speed appears to be factor in deadly southwest Charlotte crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Emergency crews were on the scene of a fatal crash early Monday morning in southwest Charlotte.

MEDIC said one person was killed in the wreck, which happened around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Steele Creek Road and Hamilton Road.

Police told Channel 9 a tractor-trailer and car collided and that northbound Steele Creek Road was blocked at Hamilton. Officials said a Honda Accord 2001 crossed the double-yellow line and hit the tractor-trailer head-on.

Todd Greene, 48, was the driver of the Accord. He was killed in the crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Michael Allen, 41. Allen was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The front end of the truck was smashed in and the other car involved was so badly damaged that it was almost beyond recognition.

People nearby told Channel 9 that neighbors sent one another messages on the “next door” app to alert each of other of the crash and to check to make sure they were OK.

Channel 9 spoke to a man who could see the crash scene from his window. He said it was such a horrific sight that he wanted to shield his daughter from it.

"It was scary and I just got here and my daughter was here so we had to get a detour to get her to school so she wouldn’t ask a lot of questions about what happened,” Rajore Derricotte said.

Speed does appear to be a factor for the Honda accord.

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