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1 dead, two injured from head-on Eastway Drive crash

A driver died Saturday afternoon after he turned onto Eastway Drive, crossed a median and hit another car head-on, authorities said.

Medic pronounced Ramon Bonilla, 28, dead at the scene. Officials did not immediately disclose his hometown.

The crash injured two others. The accident happened in the 1500 block of Eastway Drive near the intersection at Shamrock Drive, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Bonilla had turned right from Shamrock Drive onto the northbound lane of Eastway Drive, crossed the median and hit a southbound car, police said. The other driver, Michael Rupp, 43, was taken to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center for minor injuries.

Bonilla’s passenger, Miguel Aleman, 27, was thrown through the windshield and taken to Carolinas Medical Center - Main with serious injuries, police said.

The CMPD major crash investigation unit is investigating. Police said they believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Ruebens: 704-358-5294; Twitter: @lruebens
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