Friday, December 07, 2018,
On December 7, 2018 at 1:11 p.m., Eastway division officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Eastway Drive in reference to a three-vehicle crash. Upon arrival officers located a Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck, a Pontiac G6 and a Cabarrus County Transit multi passenger bus that were involved in the crash. The driver of the Pontiac was pronounced deceased on the scene by MEDIC. The driver of the bus was transported to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center-main with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota was not injured.
Members of the Major Crash Unit, DWI Task Force, and Crime Scene were called to the scene to conduct the investigation. The evidence on the roadway showed the Pontiac G6 was traveling at a high rate of speed in the right lane of northbound Eastway Drive. The driver of the Pontiac lost control of the vehicle as it entered a slight curve in the road. The Pontiac crossed into the opposing lanes and struck the rear of the Toyota, spinning the Toyota 180 degrees. The Pontiac continued sliding and was struck on the passenger side by the bus. Both the Toyota and the bus were originally headed in the opposite direction of the Pontiac.
Major Crash Detectives would like to speak with the driver of a white Audi four door passenger vehicle that was seen speeding in the area just seconds prior to the crash that might have a possible connection with the driver of the Pontiac. The Audi did not come in contact with any vehicles in this crash. There is no evidence at this time that the drivers of bus or Toyota were violating any traffic laws.
This crash is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit. Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective Steve Williams at 704-432-2169.
Next of kin has been notified.
Event Type: Fatal Crash
Event Number: 20181207131106
Location: 1600 Eastway Drive
Vehicle One: 2008 Pontiac G6
Driver One: Eldridge Williams Jenkins B/M DOB-11/30/1991
Vehicle Two: 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Driver Two: Jose Cantarero H/M DOB-07/16/1962
Status: Not Injured
Vehicle three: 2013 Ford multi passenger bus
Driver Three: Shaterrian Shenell Roundtree B/F DOB-08/11/1988
Status: Treated and released.