Two people were killed when a car ran into a tree early Sunday in north Charlotte, police said.
Larry Lee Lockhart Jr. was heading south in a 2012 Dodge Challenger on Hubbard Road near Haybridge Road when his car left the road, slid down an embankment and hit a tree on the passenger side. Lockhart, 40, and his passenger, 42-year-old Tabitha Denise Staton, were both killed.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have determined that speed played a role in the crash, and police are investigating to determine whether alcohol was also involved. The investigation has found that Staton was wearing her seatbelt, but Lockhart was not.
Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester
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