On Monday, November 14, 2022, at approximately 6:31 a.m., officers in the Metro Division responded to the 200 block of Matheson Avenue in reference to a motor vehicle crash call for service involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located a 2020 BMW X3 and a pedestrian suffering from life-threatening injuries. The pedestrian, Mingji Jin (DOB: 12/18/1962), was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. The victim's family has been notified of her death.
Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit, officers with the DWI Task Force, the Medical Examiner's Office, and Crime Scene Search responded to investigate. The initial investigation revealed the pedestrian, Mingji Jin, was standing in the left travel lane on Matheson Avenue when she was struck by the vehicle. Ms. Jin was not in a crosswalk or near an intersection while in the roadway. At the time of the accident, lighting conditions in the crash location were dark and the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing.
The driver of the BMW, Natasha Boyd (DOB: 12/02/1969), remained on scene and did not sustain any injuries. She was screened for impairment. Investigators determined Ms. Boyd was not impaired at the time of the crash. Speed is not suspected to be a factor in this crash.
This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops, it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about this investigation 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 number 20221114-0631-01.