Charlotte, North Carolina Driver Christopher Attinelli Killed on I-10

Charlotte, North Carolina Driver Christopher Attinelli Killed on I-10

CHARLOTTE, NC – Authorities have identified 47-year-old Christopher Attinelli as the man driving a 1998 Ford Mustang eastbound on I-10 when, at approximately 9 p.m. Wednesday night, the car veered off across the median into oncoming westbound traffic. Seconds after Attinelli reached the I-10 West, a 2000 Toyota truck slammed into the passenger side of the vehicle instantly killing the driver, according to law enforcement.

Attinelli was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two people in the truck suffered only minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police don’t know as of yet why Attinelli’s Mustang entered the median and crossed into the westbound lanes of I-10.

The 2000 Toyota pickup truck was driven by 22-year-old Nixon Alexander of Baton Rouge.

Attinelli, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was ejected from the Mustang and sustained fatal injuries from the crash.  Alexander and a passenger in his Toyota were properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries.

Impairment on the part of Attinelli is unknown at this time; however, Troopers have submitted a toxicology sample from Attinelli to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

Test results should be completed on Thursday or early Friday morning.

The Guardian Express will update this report as soon as we receive further information

4 Responses to "Charlotte, North Carolina Driver Christopher Attinelli Killed on I-10"

  1. Candise Thomas   January 7, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Chris was and is a dear friend to me and I would just like everyone to know who reads this that I truly believe in my heart that Chris was not under the influence of any mood altering substance. I could be wrong but I feel in my heart that he either nodded off or was driving too fast for conditions. I would like to show my love for everyone that is in grieving and my prayers are with all of you. Lets look forward to the day when we will see our loved one again.


  2. Rhonda Washington   January 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Chris I will I always remember how funny and sweet you were the first time I met you you were a great friend of my son Brad and I will miss you heaven holds a place for you we will laugh about your jokes when we see each other in heaven

  3. Tiffany Price   January 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Cuz, while it has been a while since I’ve seen you, we will see each other again. The memory of your jokes and charismatic attitude will always be reflected in memory. Love and miss you. Save room for us 🙂

  4. aubrey pope   January 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Chris I love you and I miss you. I will never forget the good times we had together. l look forward to seeing you in heaven. love, your brother Aubrey

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