A single vehicle wreck has left one person dead and another injured in northwest Charlotte Monday morning.

According to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, the crash happped around 3 a.m. on Bellhaven Boulevard near Ravenswood Road when they lost control of their car and slammed into a utility pole, coming to a halt by crashing into an embankment.

The car caught fire after hitting the embankment.

The male passenger was transported by MEDIC to Carolinas Medical Center Main with non-life threatening injuries.

During the incident, two police officers also suffered minor injuries.

Alcohol and speed were a factor in the case.

Studies conducted in 2009 reveal that, on average, an alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurred every 48 minutes that year.  Drunk driving takes lives and it’s devastating effects touch families across the country.  If you or someone you know is involved in an alcohol-impaired collision or is facing charges of DWI, call the Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.