Police Search For Driver in Early Morning Hit-And-Run

Andrew Tetreault

Police are searching for a driver who fled the scene of an early morning crash Sunday in the Ballantyne area.

A driver fled the scene of a crash in the early morning hours of Sunday in South Charlotte. At 1:27 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department received a call for a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Johnston Road at Providence Road West. Charlotte Fire Department & Mecklenburg EMS also responded due to reported injuries.

A dark colored car with South Carolina license plates was seen in the northbound lanes of Johnston Road with heavy rear damage to the vehicle. Multiple dogs and two female occupants were seen sitting near the vehicle. Officers searched the area surrounding the crash for a possible second vehicle.

Right now its unclear if anyone was injured as a result of the crash. A vehicle description or direction of travel was not immediately available