CMPD Investigating After Pedestrian Hit And Killed On Brookshire Blvd

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police say a man was hit and killed on Brookshire Boulevard after he darted in front of a vehicle early Sunday morning.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating after 60-year-old Theodore Cuthbertson, Jr. was killed after he was hit by a vehicle around 1am.

Officers responded to the accident and say they found Cuthbertson lying in the roadway.  He had been struck by a Ford Focus, according to a news release.

Cuthbertson was taken to Atrium  Health but was pronounced dead just before 3am.  The driver remained on the scene of the accident, according to police.

Investigators say it was determined that Cuthbertson was walking north on Honeywood Avenue and attempted to cross Brookshire Boulevard when he ran in front of the Ford.  Cuthbertson was wearing dark colored clothing at the time of the crash, according to a news release.

Speed and alcohol use are not suspected as a contributing factor for the driver.  Police say it is unknown if Cuthbertson was impaired.

The driver of the Ford only had a North Carolina Learners Permit and did not have a licensed driver accompanying her in the vehicle at the time of the crash.  Police say she was cited for this violation.  No other charges have been filed.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.