Driver charged after pedestrian struck twice, killed in northwest Charlotte

Driver charged after pedestrian struck twice, killed in northwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A driver accused of fatally striking a pedestrian in northwest Charlotte Saturday morning has been identified and charged.

The pedestrian, identified as Roger Denzel Cuthberson Jr., was struck in the 3600 block of Brookshire Boulevard near the intersection of Honeywood Avenue around 1:45 a.m. Cuthberson was struck by two different vehicles.

A witness called 911 saying she saw a black Mercedes Benz hit Cuthberson and leave the scene. According to police, Phillips was driving in the left lane of Brookshire Boulevard and struck Cuthberson who was walking across the street after being involved in a domestic disturbance.

The driver of the Mercedes was later identified as Nakia Michelle Phillips. Phillips was arrested at her home and charged with felony hit and run.

Moments after Cuthberson attempted to get up from the first impact, police say he was struck by a 1987 Harley motorcycle.

Cutherberson was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries. The driver of the motorcycle received minor injuries from the crash.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors for the drivers in the crash, police say. Officials are working to determine if alcohol was a factor for Cuthberson.

Anyone who has information on the crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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