A tragic two-car crash has left a grandmother and her daughter dead late Wednesday night.

The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. at Independence Boulevard and Matthews Township Parkway near the Matthews Festival Shopping Center.

According to authorities, a Honda CRV and a Chevrolet Trailblazer collided when a woman driving the CRV attempted to turn left onto Independence Boulevard and was struck by the Trailblazer traveling northbound on Matthews Township Parkway.

A 62-year-old woman and her 37-year-old daughter were both killed in the crash.  The younger woman’s two children were also injured in the wreck, but are expected to survive.

The 28-year-old driver of the Trailblazer is charged with DWI and reckless driving in the crash.  He remains in the hospital with injuries.

In fatal crashes that occurred in 2009, the highest percentage of drivers with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher were ages 21 to 24, followed by drivers ages 25 to 34.  Drunk driving is an epidemic that affects people across the country.  If you or someone you know is involved in alcohol-impairment motor-vehicle collision, please call the Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.