Crime & Courts

Wrong-way crash kills 1 in uptown Charlotte

Both drivers in a head-on fatal crash early Sunday in Charlotte’s uptown face DWI charges, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

A passenger in one of the vehicles was killed in the collision, which involved a wrong-way driver on a freeway ramp, according to investigators.

Police identified the victim as Donald Clay Webb Jr., 32. He was a passenger in a 2005 BMW 330i being driven by Bronson Denquese Burris, 27. The BMW collided with a 2002 Cadillac Escalade driven by Felipe William Ogilvie, 51.

The crash took place about 2:40 a.m. on the ramp from the Independence Expressway to East Sixth and McDowell streets. That ramp is on the approach from the Independence Expressway to the John Belk Freeway.

Police said witnesses told them Ogilvie got on the off ramp from the freeway and crashed into the BMW, which was exiting the Independence Expressway. Several other motorists had to swerve on the exit ramp to avoid hitting Ogilvie’s vehicle, police said.

Burris was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries, but he is recovering. Ogilvie suffered minor injuries and was taken to CMC by Medic.

Police said they charged Ogilvie with felony death by motor vehicle, felony serious injury by motor vehicle, DWI, reckless driving, driving with no operator’s license and wrong-way driving.

Burris was charged with DWI, according to police.

Investigators ask that anyone with information in the case contact detectives at 704-432-2169.