A crash on Wilkinson Boulevard and Boyer Street near the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport has left one person dead and another with life-threatening injuries Thursday morning.

According to police, the crash happened around 7 a.m when a 61-year-old Charlotte man was killed when he lost control of his car and flipped into a median.

Emergency crews transported one victim with life-threatening injuries to Carolinas Medical Center—Main.

Emergency crews have since cleared the scene, opening all lanes on Wilkinson Boulevard.

Motor vehicle travel has become a seemingly necessary part of the everyday lives of most Americans.  However, with all the conveniences provided from motor vehicle travel comes the reality of crashes and traffic related injuries and deaths. Studies from 2010 reveal that 32,885 people were killed in the estimated 5,419,000 police reported motor-vehicle crashes that year.  Therefore, safety precautions  must be taken to provide safe travel for you and your family. Firstly, never drink and drive.  Obey posted speed limits.  Avoid distractions like eating, texting or fiddling with electronic devices.  Stay alert and never drive while you are feeling fatigued or drowsy.  Lastly, always be sure that you and all of your passengers are wearing a seat belt or are properly restrained before you begin your drive.

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