Case Update: Thursday, August 15, 2019
On, Monday, August 12, 2019, the victim in this case, Billie Holt Bradshaw, passed away from the injuries she received in this crash. As a result, CMPD Major Crash Detectives have charged the suspect, Brandon Miller, DOB: 02/10/1987, with involuntary manslaughter.
This crash remains under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 or Officer D. C. Buckley with CMPD Major Crash Investigations Unit at (704) 432-2169. The report number for this incident is 20190809-1710-00.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
On Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 5:10 p.m., Eastway Division Officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of The Plaza in reference to a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, officers located a female laying in the roadway with life threatening injuries. Medic arrived and transported the victim to Atrium Health Carolina's Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The driver involved did not remain on scene.
Members of the Major Crash Unit, DWI Task Force, Motorcycle Unit, and Crime Scene Search responded to conduct the investigation. Witnesses stated that a silver SUV was traveling northeast on The Plaza when the driver moved from the left lane to the right lane to maneuver around a stopped vehicle. At the same time, the pedestrian was crossing the street from the center median and was not in a cross walk. As the silver SUV passed the stopped vehicle, the pedestrian was crossing in front of the stopped vehicle and into the path of the silver SUV. The SUV struck the pedestrian and failed to stop at the scene. The SUV was located a few blocks away unoccupied with additional damage sustained from striking a parked vehicle while fleeing.
Investigators were able to determine where the suspect lived and made contact with residents at that address. These residents were able to make contact with the suspect driver who agreed to come home and talk to the Detectives. The driver was interviewed and screened for impairment. Upon the conclusion of the interview the suspect, Brandon Miller, DOB: 02/10/1987 was arrested and charged with Felony Hit & Run, Misdemeanor Hit & Run, and Driving While License Revoked.
This crash remains under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 or Officer D. C. Buckley with CMPD Major Crash Investigations Unit at (704) 432-2169.
Vehicle #1 – Silver 2004 Suzuki XL7
Driver #1 – Brandon Miller (B/M) DOB: 2/10/1987
Status – No Injury
Impairment – None
Pedestrian: Billie Holt Bradshaw (W/F) (03/06/1964)
Status – Life Threatening Injuries