Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the woman killed in a head-on collision Wednesday as 56-year-old Debra Sue Oehmke. Oehmke was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Passat that was struck by a 2009 Honda Accord on Steele Creek Road in southwest Charlotte. Police said Trungquan Tran’s car crossed the center line and struck Oehmke’s car. Investigators said they believe Tran fell asleep. Tran, 23, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Steve Lyttle

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

Charlotte Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service