Freedom Division - Fatality at West Boulevard and Airport Drive


Monday, June 03, 2019

On Sunday, June 2, 2019 at approximately 10:11 p.m., Freedom Division officers responded to West Boulevard and Airport Drive in response to a two-motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male partially ejected from a red 2002 Nissan Xterra and a black 2012 Ford Fusion that had been involved in a crash. Medic arrived on the crash scene and pronounced the operator of the Nissan, Juan Francisco Montalvo, deceased on scene. The operator of the Ford, Tarlena April Lowery, did not sustain injury in this crash. There were no other passengers in the Nissan or the Ford.  Detectives with the Major Crash Unit and the D.W.I. Task Force were called to conduct an investigation.        

The preliminary investigation indicates that the Nissan Xterra was traveling southeast on Airport Drive and failed to stop for a stop sign. When the Nissan entered the lanes of travel for West Boulevard, it was struck in the driver's door by the Ford Fusion. At the time of the crash, the Ford was traveling in the right lane of travel in the southwest lanes of travel of West Boulevard. After being struck by the Ford, the Nissan overturned onto its passenger side, while partially ejecting the victim and the Ford came to a final resting position in the roadway. The operator of the Ford was interviewed by Detectives and speed and alcohol are not factors for the operator of the Ford. The victim in this crash, Juan Montalvo, was not wearing a seatbelt and is suspected to have been impaired by alcohol at the time of the crash. Test results for alcohol are currently pending. Speed was not a factor for the Nissan at the time of this crash.  

This crash remains under investigation.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Crum with the Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-432-2169 Ext4. 


Event # 2019-0602-2211-01

Location:  West Blvd @ Airport Dr.

Division: Freedom Division

Crash Type: Two Motor Vehicle 



Name-  Juan Francisco Montalvo, H/M, 12/11/1990 (Deceased)

Seatbelt- No

Impairment- Suspected, test results pending



Red 2002 Nissan Xterra



Name- Tarlena April Lowery, B/F, 10/10/1978 (No Injury)

Seatbelt- Yes

Impairment- No



Black 2012 Ford Fusion