Speed and alcohol contributed to a four-vehicle wreck early Saturday on Brookshire Boulevard at Interstate 85, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Detective M.A. Sammis said.
The driver who caused the crash was hospitalized with life threatening injuries, while those in the other vehicles had minor or no injuries, Sammis said.
About 1:30 a.m., a speeding 2002 Ford Crown Victoria went through a red light on Brookshire at I-85 and struck the left side of a 2007 Ford Freestar van turning left onto Brookshire from the southbound I-85 exit ramp, Sammis said.
The Crown Victoria then rotated around and struck the front end of a 2000 Toyota Camry turning left onto Brookshire from the northbound I-85 exit ramp.
The Camry was then pushed into the right side of a 2012 Cadillac also turning left onto Brookshire from the northbound exit ramp.
Police were withholding the name of the driver they said caused the wreck until his family could be notified.
Medic took the drivers of the Freestar and Camry to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Sammis at 704-336-8862 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.