7-year-old girl dies after single-vehicle accident in Matthews

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02 July, 2017

- A fatal crash in Matthews late Friday evening killed one 7-year-old girl and critically injured another.

Matthews Police said the single vehicle crash happened at 10:56 p.m. when the vehicle crashed into a tree at Sam Newell Road.

According to police, the driver and the one-year-old were both treated and released.

Police said that when they arrived, they found the vehicle had veered off the road and crashed into a tree.

The auto, driven by a 54-year-old male, left the roadway and struck a tree.

One 7-year-old died at the hospital and another 7-year-old girl remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Officials believe speed played a contributing factor in the accident.


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