Police identify man killed when vehicle hit pole, tree in Colonel Francis Beatty Park

The motorist who died Sunday night in Colonel Francis Beatty Park has been identified as Marshall Thomas Little.

The crash happened in the 4300 block of Colonel Francis Beatty Park, just off Weddington Road, around 7:30 p.m., Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said.

Investigators said 59-year-old Little was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu in the park and heading towards Weddington Road. Little reportedly ran off the side of the road, struck a utility pole and then hit a tree, police said.

Medic staff pronounced him dead on scene, police said.

Speed was not a factor in this wreck, officers said. It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol were invovled, police said in a statement.

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