35-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Northwest Charlotte Hit-And-Run

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 35-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in northwest Charlotte early Saturday morning sparking an investigation, according to police.

Officer responded around 3 a.m. to a hit and run involving a vehicle and pedestrian to Brookshire Boulevard, off of North Hoskins Road.  Upon arrival, officers located a pedestrian, identified as Barry Cunningham, in the roadway. Cunningham was pronounced dead at the scene by MEDIC.

According to police, the initial investigation indicates a 2015-2021 Dodge Charger was traveling northwest on Brookshire Boulevard at a high rate of speed in the right lane when it struck the pedestrian who was crossing the road. The pedestrian was struck and flown across three travel lanes when he came to rest next to the median. The driver of the Dodge Charger failed to stop at the scene or notify emergency services.

Detectives are actively searching for a 2015-2021 grey/silver or red Dodge Charger with damage to the front of the vehicle, headlamp, and windshield.  The vehicle is also missing the front Dodge emblem.

The investigation into this collision is active and ongoing.

Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about this case is asked to call Detective Kupfer at 704-432-2169, extension 1.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.