Suspects wreck stolen SUV minutes after carjacking in west Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police said three suspects carjacked a man overnight in west Charlotte before flipping that vehicle while trying to get away.

Channel 9 arrived on the scene shortly after the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. on Crestmere Street and Triangle Drive.

Officers said the crime started a block away from the crash scene, on Freedom Drive.

A man told Channel 9 he was leaving the American Laundromat when the three suspects confronted him at gunpoint and stole his new Buick SUV.

Investigators said the suspects then crashed into a light pole, flipping the car.

All three were taken to the hospital. No names have been released.

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