Two were killed and a third injured in a head-on crash that happened in south Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred at approximately 3:35 p.m. on Pineville-Matthews Road near the entrance to the McMullen Creek Park.

According to authorities, the drivers of both cars died at the scene.

The 71-year-old driver crossed the centerline and crashed into another car that was driving in the opposite direction.

The driver of the second vehicle, 48, died at the scene while his juvenile passenger was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating what caused the driver to cross the centerline into the other driver’s path.


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