An east Charlotte father is dead after his car was struck head-on by a drunk driver Saturday.

The now deceased man was pulling out of his neighborhood with his wife and young daughter heading for a Miami vacation, when the 20-year-old drunk driver crashed into the family’s car on Reedy Creek Road just before 1 a.m.

The drunk driver was charged with felony death by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, DWI and driving after drinking under 21 years of age.

Family members and friends spoke highly of the man that was killed in the crash, who apparently brought his family to the U.S. from Cuba years ago to find a better life.

Studies by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reveal that the fatalities resulting from alcohol related motor-vehicle crashes 2010 account for a startling 31 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the U.S. that year.  If you or someone you love is involved in a serious accident, you need a trusted attorney that can investigate you claim and hold all parties accountable.  Find a successful path to recovery by calling the DUI Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.