A Matthews man has been charged with driving while impaired and reckless driving after a wreck late Wednesday that killed a Charlotte woman and her adult daughter.
Police said additional charges are pending against 28-year-old Justin Wayne Jones in connection with the wreck.
The wreck occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Matthews Township Parkway, N.C. 51, near the entrance to the Matthews Festival Shopping Center. Police are still trying to determine exactly what led to the collision.
Police said Jones was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer that collided with a Honda CRV being driven by Marie Crook, 62, of Charlotte.
Crook was headed south on Matthews Township Parkway, trying to turn left onto Independence Boulevard when she was hit by Jones SUV, authorities said.
Crook was killed in the wreck, along with her 37-year-old daughter Jennifer Hunt. Hunts two children also were injured, and were being treated for minor injuries at an area hospital.
Jones also was taken to the hospital after the wreck.
Records show that Jones was charged with DWI in 2010 in Union County but the case was dismissed without leave the following year after an officer was unavailable to appear in court.
Matthews Police said Thursday that its investigation into the wreck is continuing.
The wreck temporarily shut down all lanes of U.S. 74 near Matthews Township Parkway late Wednesday. News Researcher Maria David contributed.