Four people died late Friday when a motorcycle collided with a car in west Charlotte. All who died were in their 20s, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The crash happened around 9:39 p.m. in the 4600 block of Wilkinson Boulevard, near Coyote Joe’s nightclub. When officers arrived, they found four people unresponsive. Two additional victims had injuries described as minor.
Based in an early investigation, police believe the crash happened when a motorcycle crashed into the right-side passenger door of a 2001 Hyundai that was making a U-turn. Police said the driver of the motorcycle may have been speeding.
Three of the dead were in the Hyundai’s backseat. Police identified them as Benjamin Vasquez, 24; Claudia Leann Gray, 27; and Hanna Michele Brotherton, 22.
The motorcycle’s driver, David Robin Wooten, 22, also died.
The Hyundai’s driver, Dylan Glen Briggs, 22, was injured slightly. A front-seat passenger, Jasmine Tayah Belush, also received minor injuries. Both were taken to a hospital. The crash happened on Belush’s 21st birthday.