Pedestrian struck, killed on North Sharon Amity Road in east Charlotte
North Sharon Amity Road was shut down between Central Avenue and Wilora Lake Road.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed after they were struck by a vehicle in east Charlotte early Friday morning.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), the collision happened at approximately 5:38 a.m. in the 3600 block of N. Sharon Amity Road.
Once at the scene, police found an unconscious male in the roadway, along with a damaged 2014 Nissan Sentra.
The driver of the Nissan, Leslie Denise Haney, was uninjured.
Firefighters and Medic pronounced the man dead at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the man was in a crosswalk at the intersection of N. Sharon Amity Road and Central Avenue when the Nissan entered the intersection at a high rate of speed, running a red light in the process.
Haney was identified as the driver and was impaired at the time of the incident.
She is charged with second-degree murder, felony death by motor vehicle, and felony possession of a controlled substance.
Impairment and speed are considered factors in the crash.
A toxicology report is pending.
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