Providence Division - Major Crash Detectives investigating a fatal bicycle crash

4/21/2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018,

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 10:54 a.m., Providence Division officers responded to a one motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle in the 2200 block of Selwyn Avenue at Bucknell Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers located a 2016 Acura SUV and a bicyclist in the roadway which had been involved in a crash.  MEDIC arrived and transported the bicyclist, Stacy Stranick, to Carolinas Medical Center-Main where she was later pronounced deceased at 11:21 a.m.  The operator of the 2016 Acura, Margaret Seneker, did not sustain injury.                  

The preliminary investigation indicates that the 2016 Acura was traveling northeast on Selwyn Avenue towards Bucknell Avenue.  As the Acura approached Bucknell Avenue, it attempted to make a left turn onto Bucknell.  At the same time, the Bicyclist was traveling southwest on Selwyn Avenue and entered the intersection.  As a result, the bicyclist struck the right front area of the Acura and was ejected off the bicycle coming to a final resting position in the roadway.  The operator of the Acura stopped immediately and remained on scene.  As a result of the investigation the operator of the Acura, Margaret Seneker, was charged with failing to yield the right of way and Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle.  Speed and alcohol are not factors in this crash.  The operator of the Acura was wearing a seatbelt and the bicyclist was wearing a helmet. Next of kin has been notified.

This crash remains under investigation.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Crum with the Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-432-2169. 

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Event # 2018-0421-1054-01

Location:  2200 block of Selwyn Ave

Division: Providence

Crash Type: Motor Vehicle vs Bicycle 

 

Driver1:

Margaret Tidwell Seneker, W/F, DOB: 11/11/1948  (No Injury)

Seat Belt-Yes

Impairment- None

 

Vehicle1:

2016 Acura MDX

 

Bicycle:

Stacy Stranick, W/F, DOB: 03/24/1963 (Deceased) Next of Kin has been notified

Helmet-YES

Impairment-NO

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