FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 4:33 p.m. officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s South Division responded to a vehicle collision with injuries in the 6100 block of Pineville-Matthews Road at the intersection of Elm Lane. Jeannine Anna Haight was operating a 2005 Toyota Prius and traveling west on Pineville-Matthews Road. A 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Cheryl Grace Montecalvo Brazil, was traveling in the opposite direction on Pineville-Matthews Road. The intersection is controlled by a stop and go signal and was green for both vehicles’ direction of travel. The Toyota was attempting a left turn onto Elm Lane and turned directly into the path of the Chevrolet. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. The Chevrolet then struck a 2010 BMW X5, which was stationary at the stoplight on Elm Lane. Medic responded to the scene and transported Jeannine Haight to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. Cheryl Brazil was transported to Novant Health Center in Matthews with minor injuries. The driver of the BMW, Travis Pegram, was uninjured. Drug and/or alcohol use and excessive speed are not suspected as contributing circumstances in this crash.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:12 p.m. Mrs. Haight was pronounced deceased at CMC from the injuries she sustained in the crash. The crash investigation was assigned to the Major Crash Investigation Unit of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for follow up.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or the Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169. Detective Oberer is leading the investigation.
Event Number: 20160315-163302
Location: 6100 Pineville-Matthews Road @ Elm Lane
Driver 1: Jeannine Anna Haight, White Female, DOB: 12/09/1936
Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Prius
Driver 2: Cheryl Grace Montecalvo Brazil, Asian Female, DOB: 06/26/1982
Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Suburban
Driver 3: Travis Ryan Pegram, White Male, DOB: 03/17/1970
Vehicle: 2010 BMW X5