MATTHEWS, N.C. — One person is dead after a tree fell on a car, officials say.
According to Medic, paramedics responded to a report on East John Street and Charles Buckley Way in Matthews. One person was pronounced deceased by the paramedics.
Matthews Police Department officers responded to the area at approximately 4:16 p.m.
According to police, the vehicle was struck by a falling tree just before the intersection of Charles Buckley Way. After the tree fell on the car, the vehicle drove through the front lawn of Matthews Church of God on the 500 block of East John Street.
The vehicle then struck the front of the church, causing minor damage, before coming to a stop in the next door residential yard, police say.
East John Street is temporarily closed in both directions while emergency crews and investigators are on the scene.
The identity of the person has not been released.
According to Medic, there have been 75 wrecks today as of 6 p.m with one person dead and two others with life-threatening injuries.