Eastway Division - Major Crash Detectives investigating a fatality in the 3700 block of the Plaza near Sweetbriar


Sunday, August 26, 2018,

On Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 4:29 a.m., Eastway Division officers responded to an injury crash in the 3700 block of The Plaza near Sweetbriar Street.  Upon arrival officers located a vehicle that was overturned and on fire.  The driver was ejected from the vehicle and in the roadway.  CFD and MEDIC also responded to the scene.  MEDIC transported the driver to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.  Two passengers from the vehicle were transported to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit and DWI Task Force responded to conduct an investigation.  The preliminary investigation shows the vehicle was traveling eastbound on The Plaza and crossed the centerline into the oncoming lanes as it exited the curve.  The vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole.  The vehicle then overturned as it reentered the road. 

At this time the investigation is still ongoing and it is unknown if alcohol is a contributing factor.  It is believed that speed is a contributing factor.  

According to witness and passenger statements, it is likely a separate vehicle struck the driver after he was ejected from the Chevrolet Impala.  Detectives are asking for anyone that may have any information about this vehicle to contact the Major Crash Investigations Unit.

Detectives are asking that anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information to contact Detective Bush with the Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169. 


Traffic Fatality

Complaint number: 20180826-0429-00         

Location: 3700 The Plaza, Charlotte NC 28205

Division: Eastway


Driver #1:  Rashad Lamar Waller,  B/M,  DOB: 04/08/1990

Status:  Deceased


Vehicle #1:  2008 Chevrolet Impala


Passenger #1:  Brandon Jarrod Coxton,  B/M, DOB: 07/04/1990

Status:  Minor Injury


Passenger #2:  Luther Jequavis Little,  B/M, DOB: 01/24/1989

Status:  Minor Injury