Independence Division - Major Crash detectives investigating a hit and run fatality on Idlewild Road

6/5/2018

Case Update: Thursday, June 06, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Unit continue to request the public's assistance in locating the suspect in the June 4, 2018 fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian, Harvey Lee Pettis IV.

Detectives have determined that the suspect was likely driving a 2014-2015 white Ford F-150.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  Any further information regarding this case will be sent by the CMPD Office of Public Affairs. 

Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about this case is asked to call The Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.  The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Sergeant Jesse Wood will be available to the media this morning to discuss new information related to the fatal hit and run crash that occurred on Monday, June 04, 2018, in the 8500 block of Idlewild Road.  Please join us this morning at 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Idlewild Road and Cresthill  Drive. 

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018,

On Monday, June 04, 2018, at 9:51 p.m., Independence Division Officers responded to a Hit & Run crash involving a pedestrian in the 8500 block of Idlewild Road.  As officers arrived on scene, they located a male, later identified as Harvey Lee Pettis IV.  Mr. Pettis appeared to have been crossing mid-block at the 8500 block of Idlewild Road to visit a friend when a white pick-up truck with loud exhaust struck him.  The white truck left the scene without rendering aid, calling 911 or giving any information.  The white truck was last seen traveling southeast on Idlewild Road towards Margaret Wallace Road.  The white truck will have front end and possible headlamp damage.  At this time the investigation is still on going.

The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit was called to conduct the investigation.  Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about the case is asked to call The Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

 

​Complaint number: 20180604-2151-02

Location: 8500 Idlewild Road

Division: Independence

 

Driver #1:  Unknown

Status:  Unknown

Vehicle #1:  White Truck (Loud Exhaust)

 

Pedestrian: Harvey Lee Pettis IV

B/M  DOB: 07/05/1996

Status:  Deceased

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