19-Year-Old Struck, Killed By Vehicle While Running Along Northeast Charlotte Crosswalk

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 19-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while running along a crosswalk in northeast Charlotte Monday morning.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to West Mallard Creek Road, nearby Claude Freeman Drive, around 6:55 a.m. after receiving a motor vehicle crash call for service that involved a pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers located a Buick Envision and a pedestrian that had been involved in a crash. The pedestrian, later identified as Michael-Luther Black by officials, was located with life-threatening injuries.

MEDIC arrived at the scene and pronounced Black dead due to injuries he sustained from the crash. The 64-year-old driver of the Buick remained at the scene and did not sustain any injuries.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department determined through an initial investigation that Black was running south across West Mallard Creek Church Road along the crosswalk when he was struck by a Buick Envision. At the time of crossing a solid red hand was displayed on the pedestrian crossing light, police said.

The Buick had a solid green light in its direction of travel at the time of the crash. Speed of the vehicle and impairment was not found to be a factor in the collision, according to police.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.

Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the collision, should contact Detective Kupfer at (704) 432-2169 Ext 1 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.