CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police have opened an investigation after a woman speeding down Caldwell Road in Charlotte was killed Friday night after crashing into another car.
Officers responded to the two-vehicle collision around 8 p.m. to find a 2003 Volkswagen Passat with left side damage and its driver, Sandra Medina Gama, 32, unresponsive inside the Volkswagen.
Officers also located a 2016 Audi A6 with its driver, Loretta Kimberly Peart-Evans, 26, with injuries sustained in this crash.
Police say no other occupants were involved in the collision.
Medic pronounced Gama dead after arriving at the scene and took Peart-Evans to a local hospital to be treated for a minor injury.
Initial investigation reveals that Gama was traveling southwest on Caldwell Road and entered a left-hand curve at a high rate of speed.
Her Volkswagen then traveled off the roadway to the right and Gama overcorrected to the left, according to a news release.
Detectives say when Gama re-entered the roadway, she then overcorrected to the right and lost control of her Volkswagen while crossing the center double yellow line.
Police say the Volkswagen then struck the driver side door of the Audi that was heading northeast.
Detectives say speeding and failure to wear a seatbelt are factors for Gama in this crash.
The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Detective Crum at 704-432-2169, extension 4, or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.