Providence Division - Major Crash Detectives investigating fatality in 2100 block of Runnymede Lane

7/29/2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018,

On July 28, 2018, at 11:38 p.m., Providence Division Officers responded to an injury crash in the 2100 block of Runnymede Lane just north of Barclay Downs Drive.  Upon arrival, officers located a 2010 Ford Escape and a 2006 Subaru that had collided in the roadway.  MEDIC responded and pronounced the driver of the 2010 Ford Escape, Juan Octavio Reyes, deceased at 11:45 p.m.  A passenger in the Ford was transported to Atrium Health with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the 2006 Subaru, Jimmy Gallarday and his passenger were also transported to Atrium Health with non-life threatening injuries

The CMPD's Major Crash Investigation Unit and the DWI Task Force responded to the scene and the hospital to conduct an investigation.  At Atrium Health, DWI Task Force Officers charged Jimmy Gallarday with Driving While Impaired Driving While Revoked.

The preliminary investigation shows the 2010 Ford Escape was traveling north of Runnymede Lane just north of Barclay Downs Drive.  The 2006 Subaru was travel south on Runnymede Lane towards Barclay Downs Drive.  The 2006 Subaru was traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed the double-yellow line.  The left front of the 2006 Subaru struck the left front of the 2010 Ford Escape. 

Speed and alcohol are contributing factors in this crash. 

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit have charged Jimmy Gallarday with Felony Death by Vehicle and two counts of Felony Serious Injury by Vehicle.  Gallarday was arrested and then transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. 

The crash remains under investigation.  Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Detective Reibold at 704-432-2169. 

The next of kin have been notified

 

​Event Number:  20180728-233800

Division:  Providence   


Location:  2100 Runnymede Lane


Crash Type:  Vehicle vs. Vehicle 

 

Unit 1:  2006 Subaru

 

Driver: Jimmy Gallarday, H/M, 04/17/1979 

Status: Charged

Restraint: Seatbelt

 

Front passenger: Wilmer Max Guevara, W/M, 04/21/1972

Status: Non-life threatening injuries

Restraint: Seatbelt

 

Unit 2:  2010 Ford Escape

 

Driver: Juan Octavio Reyes, H/M, 07/25/1987

Status: Deceased

Restraint: Seatbelt

 

Front passenger: Meredith Lauren Turner, W/F, 10/04/1993

Status: Non-life threatening injuries

Restraint: No Seatbelt

 

 

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