CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman was killed when she was struck by two cars as she was walking down a street after waiting for a car to be towed in southwest Charlotte early Saturday morning.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the accident happened in the 9700 block of South Tryon Street near Westinghouse Blvd. in southwest Charlotte.
Police identified the woman who was killed as 22-year-old Breondra Rychelle Newman.
Before the accident, police say they came across a vehicle that broke down on Westinghouse Boulevard near the intersection of South Tryon Street.
Police say Newman and two other people were in the middle of the street with the vehicle.
Officers requested a wrecker to tow the vehicle and drove two of the people home.
The initial investigation reveals that officers offered to get Newman a ride home, however police say she walked back and forth several times to a convenience store as officers waited for a wrecker to remove the vehicle from the road.
When the vehicle was removed, officers looked for Newman at the convenience store before receiving a call about a person down in the roadway.
Police say Newman was reportedly struck by two cars while standing on South Tryon Street. Both drivers remained at the scene and waited for police to arrive.
Initial tests indicated that neither driver appeared to be impaired. Witness statements and evidence suggests that Newman may have been impaired at the time of the accident, however.
CMPD is reviewing all body-worn camera and surveillance video available of the area to ensure that the officers’ actions were consistent with CMPD policy.
This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit.
Any witnesses are asked to call detectives at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.