Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, March 6, 2023) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash in the Eastway Division.
On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 7:34 pm, a CMPD officer attempted to stop a 2007 Mercedes S550 for a registration violation on N. Sharon Amity Road near Central Ave. The vehicle failed to stop and fled in a reckless manner, striking two vehicles near the intersection of N. Sharon Amity Rd and Tarrywood Ln. Upon arriving at the crash scene, officers located the 2007 Mercedes-Benz with extensive damage, a 1998 Toyota Camry flipped onto its roof, and a damaged 2021 Chevrolet Spark in the roadway. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was not on scene and fled on foot. The driver and passenger of the Toyota were transported to Atrium Main with serious injuries. At 8:17 p.m., the passenger of the Toyota, Binh Ha Nguyen (DOB 04/04/1954), was pronounced deceased. Mr. Nguyen's next of kin has been notified of his death. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to Atrium University with minor injuries.
This is an active, ongoing investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact Detective Jamieson at (704) 432-2169 Ext# 3 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. The report number for this case is 20230301-1934-02.