• Four die in fatal southwest Charlotte crash Friday morning


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Four people died in a crash at 12:45 a.m. Friday in southwest Charlotte.

    The accident occurred on South Tryon Street and Steele Creek Road when police say the driver lost control of the vehicle.

    Arthur Tyrale Coleman, 32, Gabrial Sullivan, 32, Robert Clark Jowett, 57, and Juan Valentino Simmons, 50, were all pronounced dead on the scene by medic.

    The vehicle, a 1995 Lexus SC300, was traveling southbound on South Tryon Street when it suddenly ran off the right side of the roadway as it approached the intersection of South Tryon Street and Rivergate Parkway, policy say.

    Police say the driver hit a utility pole, which flipped the car, landing the vehicle in bushes.

    Two of the victims were ejected.

    Police say it appears that speed was a contributing factor to the crash, but it is unknown if alcohol was a contributing factor at this time. 

    Officers are still investigating the cause of the accident.

    Stay with Eyewitness News on this developing story.

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