CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Mecklenburg detectives say both the driver and passenger of a Honda were killed early Saturday morning after crashing their car in west Charlotte.
Officers say they responded to the collision on West Boulevard after 3 a.m. to find a 1995 Honda Accord in the wood line.
Police say the driver, 56-year-old Chevelle Jeter, and passenger, 40-year-old Antonio Bryant, were not wearing their seatbelts and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives say the Honda was speeding east on West Boulevard when it entered a curve and the car began to slide sideways.
The Honda then struck a curb and multiple trees in the wood line before coming to a stop, according to a news release.
Police say speed and alcohol appear to be contributing factors in the crash, and toxicology results are pending for the driver.
The investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.
Police ask anyone with more information to call Detective Buckley at 704-432-2169, extension 6, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.