CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Alcohol abuse is believed behind a fatal crash in North Carolina’s largest city that also sent three people to hospitals.
Charlotte police say the driver of a Ford Ranger pickup truck ignored a red light and turned into an oncoming car early Sunday. Dead at the scene was pickup driver 31-year-old Jose Coronado.
Police say the three 25-year-old occupants of the Nissan Altima that crashed into the pickup suffered minor injuries.
Detectives say Coronado made a left turn into the path of the car. Police say alcohol use by Coronado is suspected as a factor.