Monday, November 28, 2011

Intoxicated Man Charged with Murder after Accident

Eric Cox
Early this morning, Eric Cox, a driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe, was driving east on E. Sugar Creek Road at a high rate of speed and entered the intersection of The Plaza while the traffic light in his direction was showing red. As he crossed the intersection, he struck a Nissan Altima in the left side. Both vehicles slid through the intersection and came to rest in the southeast corner of the intersection.

The driver of the Nissan, H’Luon Sin, died at the scene from her injuries, and her 4-year old son was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition.

Eric Cox was not injured in the crash and he was arrested for DWI at the scene. He was later charged with the listed offenses. Mr. Cox had an alcohol concentration (.04) restriction on his North Carolina driving record from a previous DWI conviction. He has been transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation. Any persons with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective M.A. Sammis at 704-336-8862.