2 killed in burning overnight wreck near Providence Road Sunday

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CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Two people were killed in a single-vehicle overnight crash that occurred this weekend in south Charlotte, CMPD confirmed on Monday.

Officers responded to calls regarding the wreck around 2:30 a.m. near 800 Colville Road and Twilford Place by Providence Road in the Eastover area.

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Upon arrival, officers found a burning Mercedes sedan with four passengers. The driver, Robert Walker, and a passenger, Henry Melvin, were both pronounced dead on the scene. Two other passengers were transported to Atrium Main with non-life-threatening injuries.

A major crash unit, DWI Taskforce, CSI, and a motor unit were among the groups that responded to the scene.

An initial investigation revealed that Walker was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact officials at 704-334-1600.

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