04-04-04
Double Fatality
Sam Furr Rd/Birkdale Commons Parkway
Huntersville, NC

We were working getting ready for a change to Daylight Savings Time when a call came in at approximately 0141 hours that there was a serious accident with overturned vehicle.  The original call said there were two overturned vehicles.  An officer was on the scene very shortly after the call was given and advised that there were 2 fatalities and 2 other patients.  The driver of the car was airlifted from the scene, and the driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital to be checked out.  Preliminary reports indicate there may have been alcohol involved and excessive speed.  I arrived approx 4 hours after the accident.

Update:  04-05-04 The driver of the SUV was under the influence of alcohol and has now been charged with Murder x 2. The driver was going approximately 80 mph and ran the red light hitting the Honda broadside.  He was not injured in the accident.

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View of the scene.

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Looking at SUV and Gilead Fire.

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The passenger car that had 3 passengers.

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Interior from drivers side.

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Front end of the SUV.

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Point of impact with the SUV.

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Looking down from front of vehicle.

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Looking from rear of vehicle.

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Looking down on the SUV.

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Roof and doors cut off are setting to the side.

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Gilead Fire truck illuminating the scene with tower lights.

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Traffic team plotting out the impact point and travel of vehicles.

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Looking into the back seat shows no room due to impact.

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Drivers side - dash pushed nearly vertical on passenger's side.

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Concord Traffic unit called to use lasers to map intersection.

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Traffic team discussing what they think may have happened.

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Front end of the vehicle nearly separated due to impact.

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Rotation of the vehicle mapped out on the ground using skid marks.

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Traffic teams combine to confirm suspicions of vehicle travel.

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Using clipboard as a model to show rotation of vehicle after impact.

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Tape shows the distance from where first piece of debris was from accident end.

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