Man accused of killing girlfriend dies from injuries sustained in wreck

Posted June 20, 2014 11:24 am | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

The man who was charged with killing his ex-girlfriend in west Mecklenburg County earlier this week died in a hospital Thursday night from injuries sustained in a car crash.

Jimmy Estes was charged with killing Frances Gutnick Sunday.

He was in a serious wreck the following day.

The accident report says Estes texted a family member Monday, saying he was going to commit suicide.

The report indicated he intentionally drove into the opposite lane of traffic on Gold Hill Road and Highway 21 in York County, hitting a dump truck head-on.

The driver of that truck was OK, but Estes was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.