Fatal Crash in Southwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person is dead after a crash in Southwest Charlotte this morning.

It happened on Yorkmont Road near Westmont Drive. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Surya Akula died when his car ran off the road and slid into a utility pole. Akula was pronounced dead on scene by MEDIC.

Two adults and a toddler in the car were taken to Carolinas Medical Center.