Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, December 16, 2022) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the Independence Division.
On Thursday, December 15, 2022, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Independence Division officers responded to the 9800 block of Monroe Rd in reference to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, they located a pedestrian and a 1999 Lexus LS400. The Charlotte Fire Department and Medic responded to the scene. Medic pronounced the pedestrian deceased. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were transported to Novant Matthews with minor injuries.
Detectives with the CMPD's Major Crash Investigation Unit, officers with the DWI Task Force, and Crime Scene Search responded to investigate. The initial investigation indicates the Lexus, driven by, Hyun Bal Cho (DOB: 04/09/1936), was traveling northwest on Monroe Road when he struck the pedestrian, Curt Thomas McCoy (DOB: 04/03/1955), with the right front corner of the vehicle. Mr. McCoy was walking across the roadway in a dark area, without a crosswalk at the time of the collision.
Speed does not appear to be a contributing factor.
The driver of the Lexus was screened for impairment by the DWI Task Force Unit and was found not to be impaired.
Toxicology results for Mr. McCoy are pending.
The victim's next of kin has been notified of his death.
The investigation into this crash is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about this case is asked to call Detective Kupfer at 704-432-2169, extension 1. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20221215-1936-01.