N.C. – (Friday, July 9, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Police Department’s Major Crash Investigation Unit are investigating a fatal
collision that occurred in the 5000 block of West W.T. Harris Blvd in the North
Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 2:09 p.m., North Division officers responded to a
single-vehicle crash in the 5000 block of West W.T. Harris Blvd. Upon
arrival, officers located a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria that had run off the road
to the left onto a grass median and struck a tree. The driver, identified
as Ufuk Tortumlu, DOB: 04/26/1982, was transported by Medic to Atrium Health -
Main with serious injuries. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
Thursday, July 8, 2021, Tortumlu was pronounced deceased at Atrium Health -
Main due to injuries sustained in this crash. His family has been
notified of his death.
Major Crash Investigation Unit has taken over the investigation of this case.
Impairment for Tortumlu is unknown, but toxicology results are
pending. Excessive speed is believed to be a contributing factor in this
collision. No other vehicles were involved.
The investigation into this
collision is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it
will be released by CMPD’s Public Affairs Office. Anyone who witnessed or has
information about the crash should contact Detective Oberer at 704-432-2169, extension 3. The public can
also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers
at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
The report number for this case is 2021-0703-1409-01.