A car accident in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC) lead to the death of the driver early this morning.

The car accident occurred early this morning on Little Rock Road south of Freedom Drive in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC). Charlotte fire Capt. Rob Brisley told reporters that at least one person was killed in the single car crash. It is unclear if any passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Rob Brisley reported that the car accident occurred when the vehicle swerved off the road, hitting a tree. After the vehicle crashed in to the tree it wound up in a creek just off Little Rock Road. Emergency responders were called to the scene around 10 a.m. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

It is unsure at this time what initially caused the accident that claimed the life of the driver.

Car accidents can happen at any time, especially on rural roadways like Little Rock Road. If you drive rural roadways you should always heed extra caution. These types of roadways can have sudden turns and hills in the roadway that may impair your vision or cause you to have to turn the car suddenly. If you are not fully alert you can miss a simple turn and run off of the road way, such as the tragic case that resulted in a death this morning.