CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A woman who was struck by a car in a hit-and-run in Charlotte in early August died at the hospital six days after the incident.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to The Plaza in reference to a pedestrian struck around 5 p.m. on Aug. 9. Upon arrival, officers found Billie Holt Bradshaw, 55, on the road with life-threatening injuries. Medic arrived and took her to the hospital.
CMPD said that on Monday Bradshaw died at the hospital. The man accused of striking Bradshaw and driving away - 32-year-old Brandon Miller - is now charged with involuntary manslaughter.
After the crash, witnesses told police that a silver SUV was headed northeast on The Plaza when the driver moved from the left lane to the right lane to maneuver around a stopped car.
At the same time, Bradshaw was crossing the street and was not in a crosswalk. As the SUV passed the stopped car, officials said, Bradshaw was crossing in front of the stopped car and into the path of the silver SUV.
The SUV struck Bradshaw and failed to stop at the scene. The SUV was found a few blocks away unoccupied with additional damage sustained from striking a parked vehicle while fleeing, police said.
Investigators were able to determine where the suspected driver, Miller, lived and made contact with residents at that address. Those residents were able to contact Miller, who then agreed to come home and talk to the detectives.
Miller was arrested and charged with felony hit and run, misdemeanor hit and run and driving while license revoked. Those charges were upgraded after Bradshaw’s death.
This crash remains under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Officer D. C. Buckley with CMPD Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-432-2169.