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Victims identified after four killed in south Charlotte wreck

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Police in Charlotte have identified four people who were killed in an early morning wreck in south Charlotte.

According to police, the victims have been identified as 32-year-old Arthur Tyrale Coleman, 32-year-old Gabrial Sullivan, 57-year-old Robert Clark Jowett and 50-year-old Juan Valentino Simmons.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police the crash happened along the 12700 block of South Tryon Street right in front of Steele Creek Crossing shopping center on Rivergate Parkway around 12:42 a.m. Friday mornign.

According of officers, a green 1995 Lexus SC300 was speeding southbound, came off the roadway, hit a utility pole, crashed through a concrete barrier and flipped several times.  The debris scene was about the size of a football field.

Two of the victims were found inside of the car, two were found outside several yards away.

Medic said one of the victims was alive when they arrived, but was so severely injured, he died as soon as he was placed into the ambulance.

The vehicle traveled up a small embankment and struck a utility pole. The vehicle then became airborne, struck a streetlight and then struck a brick sign at the entrance to the Steele Creek Crossing shopping center and landed on its roof.

Police say speed was a factor in the crash but it is unknown if alcohol played any role.

There are no witnesses to the crash, so officials will be turning to surveillance cameras from local businesses for video clues on to what happened.

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