CMPD: Detectives Investigate A Fatal Car Crash In North Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives say the driver of red 2000 Nissan pickup truck died on Saturday, September 19th after crashing into a tree.

The driver, 43-year-old Alvaro Garcia, crashed his car heading west on Heathway Drive towards North Tryon Street around 6 p.m., according to a news release.

Detectives say Garcia lost control and ran off the roadway to the left hitting a tree head-on when medics arrived and tried to save him, according to a news release.

Medics say Garcia died shortly after the crash around 6:40 p.m., after several witnesses tried to help him.

Police say Garcia was speeding at the time of the incident, but do not know yet if he was impaired.

CMPD says the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with more information should call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.