Antonio Bennett

Charlotte Alerts

A 3 car crash killed a man riding in a Lexus car

Antonio Bennett, 30, was killed in a vehicular wreck on September 5, 2020 in a daytime crash. Shomari Hakeem Javon Pinkney, 29, is criminally charged in the crash.

The car accident was on West Boulevard Charlotte, NC and involved a three-motor vehicle crash with injury.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that a car was hit near the West Blvd and Remount Road intersection as it tried to make a left turn. A Lexus vehicle driven by Shomari was attempting to pass the vehicle making the left turn, Shomari allegedly crossed the double yellow center dividing line at approximately 90-100 MPH in a 35MPH zone and hit the vehicle that was making the left turn.

The Lexus then slid out control for 200 feet before striking the Dodge truck.

Shomari, Antonio, and a third man were all occupants in the Lexus and were transported by ambulance to Atrium Health Hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, Antonio was pronounced deceased.

Speed and reckless driving are contributing factors for the Lexus. Upon Shomari's release from the hospital, he will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, and driving while license revoked.

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I saw the aftermath of this and it was really a sad scene. I feel bad for the family of the young man that passed. If reckless driving was not a factor he would still be alive. I never want to be in a position where I kill my friend because I was doing something stupid. I would not be able to lice with myself. I hope the driver learned a valuable lesson from this and if he ever get released from prison he need to help the man whom he cause his death family and kids if he had any.