Police: Alcohol, Excessive Speed, Reckless Driving Possible Contributing Factors In Fatal Wreck On Statesville Road, Victim Identified

The Latest (6/18/20):

The victim, in the fatal north Charlotte wreck that happened on June 16th, has been identified as 49-year-old Wayne Conrad Jackson. His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation into this collision is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Officer C. Jamieson at 704-432-2169. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

Original Story (6/17/20):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police believe alcohol, excessive speed and reckless driving were all possible contributing factors in a fatal accident that happened just after 4:30am on June 16th in north Charlotte, according to a news release.

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Investigation Unit are conducting the investigation into the fatal wreck that happened on Statesville Road near Lakeview Road.

Officers say the driver of a Honda Accord was killed in the crash.  Police say the initial investigation reveals the driver of the Honda, whose name has not been released at this time, was traveling northbound on Statesville Road at a high rate of speed when the driver attempted to pass a tractor trailer traveling in the same direction, according to a news release.

The driver of the Honda reportedly lost control of the vehicle and drove off the left side of the road where it collided with two tractor trailers that were parked on the side of the road, according to police.

Police say the collision happened while it was raining and on a segment of roadway that is a no-passing zone.

Police also say evidence gathered at the scene suggests alcohol use by the driver of the Honda may be a contributing factor.  Excessive speed and reckless driving are contributing factors for the driver of the Honda, according to investigators.

The investigation is still ongoing and active and any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600