One person has now died in the Charlotte area from Winter Storm Diego.
The tragedy occurred yesterday at about 4pm in the afternoon near the intersection of E. John St. and Charles Buckley Way in Matthews when a tree fell on a truck and killed the driver and injured the passenger.
According to Medic, paramedics pronounced the driver deceased on the scene and the passenger was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries.
The storm took one life in our area after a tree fell on East John Street in Matthews.
— Gina Esposito (@GinaWSOC9) December 10, 2018
East John Street was temporarily closed in both directions while emergency crews the incident.
The identity of the person has not yet been released.