CMPD: Pedestrian Killed In A Fatal Hit-And-Run In Northwest Charlotte, 1 Woman Charged

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department say 33-year-old Cynthia Marcano has been charged for her involvement in the death of David Mercurius.

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Cynthia Marcano

After an interview with Mount Holly Police Department detectives, Marcano was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with a felony death by vehicle and a felony hit-and-run.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing, and asks anyone with more information to call Detective Pressley at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Update (1/23/21):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives say 54-year-old David Mercurius was killed in a fatal hit-and-run on Brookshire Boulevard in northwest Charlotte on Friday, January 22nd.

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Detectives say they responded to the crash around 9 a.m. to find a pedestrian, Mercurius, dead and lying in the roadway.

Detectives say Mercurius was in the right lane of travel changing his left rear tire on his 2007 Dodge Nitro when a dark red 2014 to 2016 Kia Forte Sedan, traveling north on Brookshire Boulevard, hit him, and took off on the outer loop of Interstate 485.

Witnesses say the Kia was driving erratically prior to the crash and was weaving in and out of traffic before hitting Mercurius.

Evidence suggests the suspect vehicle was a Kia Forte, and the vehicle will have damage to the front right corner as well as missing a passenger door mirror, according to a news release.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing, and asks anyone with more information to call Detective Pressley at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Original Story (1/22/21):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run on Brookshire Boulevard near Interstate 485 that left a pedestrian dead.

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Brookshire Boulevard has been shut down as police continue to investigate.

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This is a developing story. WCCB has a crew on the scene and will provide updates as they become available.