Mint Hill Police released a statement early this morning that Wednesday at 7:53 police dispatched to a fatal single vehicle crash. The car struck a tree in the front yard of 12601 Bain School Road. A male was ejected from the car and was found lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Two other males were in the car. One was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte by air, and the other was transported by ground. One of the men has life threatening injuries. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Investigation Unit is working with the Mint Hill Police Department to investigate the incident. Police believe speed and alcohol are factors.
Update: The names of the men involved in the accident have been released. Enrique Omar Ochoa, 23, of Mint Hill, died at the scene of the accident. Cameron C. Thomas Wells, 18, and Brandon Scott Smith, 19, of Mint Hill, are in critical condition at CMC. Sergeant B. A. Beck of the Mint Hill Police Department is leading the investigation, which is ongoing.