Mint Hill, NC (December 5, 2023) – A tragic accident on Tuesday, December 5, claimed the life of a high school student and left two others critically injured in Mint Hill. The incident occurred around 8:15 a.m. on Allen Station Drive near Blair Road. All victims were students at Rocky River High School, located approximately a mile from the crash site. Jovany Escamilla-Salinas, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene, while 17-year-old and 16-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries and were rushed to Atrium CMC.
Both are currently in critical condition. A medical helicopter responded to the multi-vehicle collision, the exact cause of which is still under investigation. Local authorities and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are working together to uncover further details.