Charlotte Pastor Killed In East Charlotte Accident

CHARLOTTE, NC — The pastor of Igelsia Sion, Asambleas De Dios in east Charlotte has been identified as the victim of a deadly accident early Wednesday morning.

CMPD says 54-year-old Silvia Morales died after being hit head-on by another driver on Idlewild Road near East Independence Boulevard. The accident happened around 9:23am.

Morales was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to investigators, Julianne Wilson, 32, was speeding down Idlewild Road when her 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T crossed into oncoming traffic and hit Morales’s 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL head-on. Wilson’s car spun out of control following the collision, and reportedly hit two other vehicles before coming to a stop.

Police say debris from the crash also hit one other car, as well as a pedestrian waiting at a nearby bus stop.

Wilson was taken to Atrium-Main with life-threatening injuries. The pedestrian hit by debris was also transported with minor injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

All drivers were seat belted, according to investigators, and impairment was not a factor.

Once released from the hospital, police say Wilson will be charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Driving.

Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169.