Fatal Crash From Hit & Run in Southwest Charlotte, Suspect Arrested

This news is to promote awareness around the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in the state of North Carolina. Our team at The Law Offices of Jason E Taylor has represented thousands of clients who have been the victims of other’s negligence while operating motor vehicles. We deeply understand the profound impacts these accidents can have on so many families and loved ones.

A boy has passed away after a hit-and-run in southwest Charlotte on Saturday night August 5th, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

On Saturday, Just before 7:30 p.m.officers were called to West Arrowood Road for a car crash. At the scene of the crash, a 2005 Ford Mustang was found off the right side of the road near a tree with heavy damage to the passenger side. A 2013 Chevy Camaro was also found with heavy damage to the front.

 The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department found 17-year-old Ivan Morales Galvez, the driver of the Mustang suffering from serious injuries; he was taken to the hospital. Medic says Galvez died from his injuries on the way to the hospital.

The driver of the Camaro was  24-year-old Paulo Alexis Ramos Avila. He was driving west on West Arrowood Road at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Mustang, 17-year-old Ivan Morales Galvez, was on the east side of the road in the left turn lane at the intersection of Bramblewood Drive.

Police say Galvez, the driver of the Mustang tried to turn left onto Bramblewood Drive when his car was hit by Avila’s Camaro. The crash caused the Mustang to spin 180 degrees off the right side of the road and into a tree.

Officers say Avila then got out of his Camaro and fled the scene. He was found shortly after and arrested. Police say Avila was not impaired at the time of the crash but said speeding was a cause of the crash. Avila was charged with second-degree murder, careless and reckless driving, and driving without a license.

Our thoughts and prayers at The Law Offices of Jason E Taylor are with the families who lost loved ones and those hurt in this tragic car accident in Southwest Charlotte. 

Should you or someone you know find yourself injured as a victim of someone else’s negligence in an accident, our firm offers free consultations to help guide you through the process so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. Contact us at 1-800-351-3008.

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