The driver has been identified as 59-year-old Marshall Thomas Little.
Detectives say Little had a medical event while driving, which caused his death and the crash.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officers from the CMPD’s South Division responded to a single vehicle crash located at Colonel Francis Beatty Park, 4330 Weddington Road. Medics pronounced the driver deceased at the scene.
Detectives from the CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit say the vehicle was traveling on the roadway inside the park towards Weddington Road. The vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane before driving off the roadway, where it struck a light pole and a tree. The driver was wearing a seatbelt. Speed is not a contributing factor in the crash. It is currently unknown if either alcohol or drugs are contributing factors.
The driver’s name is being withheld pending family notification.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Crum at 704-432-2169. They may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.