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Child dies from Matthews crash, another in critical condition

A 7-year-old girl died Saturday from injuries she received in a single-vehicle crash on Sam Newell Road in Matthews. The crash injured three other people.
A 7-year-old girl died Saturday from injuries she received in a single-vehicle crash on Sam Newell Road in Matthews. The crash injured three other people. WBTV

A 7-year-old girl has died from injuries she received in a car crash that injured three other people Friday night in Matthews.

Matthews Police said the single vehicle crash happened at 10:56 p.m. when the vehicle crashed into a tree at Sam Newell Road.

The four occupants, including an infant, were taken to Carolinas Medical Center. The driver, a 54-year-old man, and the infant were released from the hospital Saturday, police said.

The other passenger, another 7-year-old girl, is still in critical condition, police said.

Police said speed might have been a factor in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing.

LaVendrick Smith; 704-358-5101; @LaVendrickS

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