Police in Union County have charged a Matthews man in connection with a wreck that killed a Charlotte woman earlier this month, and investigators say the man was driving more than 100 mph.
Police in Stallings said an investigation has led them to charge Eric Sobel, who they say was driving a Mercedes nearly 70 mph above the speed limit on Potter Road before the crash. Tammy Tucker Eudy, 48, was killed in the June 2 wreck.
According to investigators, Sobel was eastbound on Potter Road about 8:30 p.m. on that Saturday night, driving far over the speed limit, when he lost control of his Mercedes while trying to pass an SUV. Police say the Mercedes went off the right side of the road and then slid back onto the road, where it slammed into a 1989 Mazda driven by Eudy.
Both Sobel and Eudy were hospitalized, and Eudy died at Carolinas Medical Center from her injuries.
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Police say Sobel was charged with speeding and reckless driving, along with several other traffic-related violations. They say the investigation put the speed of the Mercedes at 103 mph.