Woman Dies Close To A Month After Northeast Charlotte Crash With Stolen Vehicle

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman who was seriously injured during a northeast Charlotte crash with a vehicle that was stolen has died close to a month later, according to police.

Officers responded to the intersection of University City Boulevard at I-85 North on Sunday, Sept. 5 around 1 a.m. after reports of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, officers found a 2012 GMC Terrain sitting in the median with heavy front-end damage and a 2012 Mazda 6 on the off-ramp of the I-85 North ramp.

The driver of the Mazda 6, identified as 47-year-old Victoria Lewis, was found unresponsive and transported to Atrium Main with life-threatening injuries, according to police. She was pronounced dead due to her injuries on Sept. 30 by officials.

Through an initial investigation it was revealed that the driver of the GMC, who fled on foot before first responders arrived, entered the intersection and struck the front right of the Mazda 6, causing the Mazda to spin 360 degrees before stopping on the off-ramp, police said. Detectives soon learned that the GMC had been stolen the day before the collision.

The investigation into this collision is active and ongoing. CMPD is also investigating the reported stolen vehicle in this case.

Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about this case is asked to call Detective Buckley at 704-432-2169, extension 6.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.