Jovany Escamilla-Salinas : “Fatal Crash in Mint Hill Leaves One Dead, Two Seriously Injured: Rocky River High School Students Involved”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Tragic Crash in Mint Hill Claims One Life and Injures Two Rocky River High School Students

A devastating accident in Mint Hill on Monday morning has left one person dead and two others seriously injured, according to the Medical Center of Mecklenburg (MEDIC). The victims were identified as students from Rocky River High School, located just a mile away from the crash site.

The incident occurred around 8:15 a.m. on Highway 51 near Allen Station Road. MEDIC reported that one victim tragically lost their life at the scene, while the other two victims were immediately rushed to Atrium Main with life-threatening injuries. In response to the severity of the situation, a medical helicopter was also dispatched to the crash site.

The circumstances leading up to the accident remain unclear, and it is uncertain whether any other vehicles were involved. Eyewitnesses spotted a tanker truck at the scene, indicating its potential connection to the crash. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

In the wake of this heartbreaking tragedy, Rocky River High School released a statement to families, expressing their profound grief and extending their condolences to the affected students’ families and friends. Principal LeGrand emphasized the importance of supporting one another during such difficult times and assured that the Crisis Response Team and grief counselors would be readily available to assist students coping with the emotional aftermath.

The victim who lost their life in the crash was identified as 18-year-old Jovany Escamilla-Salinas. The two other injured students, aged 16 and 17, were reported to be in critical condition.

This is an unfolding story, and updates can be found on The community is urged to stay informed as more information becomes available.

The tragic accident has sent shockwaves throughout the Mint Hill community, leaving the students, faculty, and families at Rocky River High School devastated. As they mourn the loss of one student and pray for the recovery of the injured, the community stands united in its support for those affected by this devastating incident.

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