CMPD Investigating Deadly Pedestrian Involved Accident Friday Morning

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a deadly north Charlotte pedestrian involved accident that occurred early Friday morning.

The accident happened around 5:36am on Statesville Avenue near Hickory Lane. Police say the 53-year-old victim was standing on the sidewalk with several other pedestrians when he unexpectedly entered the roadway and fell into the right lane.

Upon hitting the ground, police say he was struck by a passing 2011 Ford Focus driven by Sharon Bennett, 49.

The victim was taken to Atrium Health’s CMC by MEDIC and pronounced dead around 6:21am.

Investigators say speed and alcohol are not considered factors on the part of Bennett. The victim was not in a crosswalk, police say, and alcohol use is unknown at this time on the part of the pedestrian.

This is an ongoing investigation. The victim will be identified following the notification of family.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.