Person dies in hospital hours after being struck by car in north Charlotte

Person dies in hospital hours after being struck by car in north Charlotte
Police investigate after a pedestrian was struck near the intersection of Statesville Avenue and Hickory Lane on Oct. 11, 2019. (Source: Taylor Simpson | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A person who was struck by a vehicle in north Charlotte Friday morning died at the hospital hours later, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. near the intersection of Statesville Avenue and Hickory Lane, just south of I-85.

Police say the preliminary investigation shows that a Ford Focus was headed south on Statesville Avenue, when the vehicle struck the victim who was lying in the roadway.

Just prior to the crash, police say the victim was standing on the sidewalk with other people and unexpectedly ended up on the road. The victim, while going onto the road, fell down before being struck. Police say the driver of the Ford Focus stopped immediately and remained on scene.

Medic arrived on scene and took the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:21 a.m. by medical staff. His name has not been released

Speed and alcohol are not factors for the operator of the Ford Focus. Police say the victim was not in a crosswalk and alcohol use is unknown at this time.

This crash remains under investigation and CMPD is requesting the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the other people who were with the victim prior to this crash.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective Crum with the Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-432-2169 Ext 4.

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