FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
On Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 5:35 p.m., Haylee Christine Hilton was operating a 2013 Hyundai Sonata northbound in the 700 block of Pavilion Boulevard towards North Tryon Street. Ms. Hilton drove off the right side of the roadway and into a culvert. The vehicle then went airborne before coming to rest on its roof. Ms. Hilton was not restrained and was pinned inside of the vehicle.
Medic responded and pronounced Ms. Hilton deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
At this time it appears speed was a contributing factor. It is not known at this time if alcohol or texting contributed to the crash. No other vehicles were involved.
This crash is under investigation by the Major Crash Investigation Unit of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Any witnesses are being asked to call Detective Gormican at (704) 336-2677.
Event Number: 20160324-173503
Event Type: Single Vehicle Fatality
Location: 707 Pavilion Blvd
Vehicle 1: 2013 Hyundai Sonata
Driver: Haylee Christine Hilton, W/F, DOB: 08/02/1995
Status: Deceased, Next of kin has been notified.