Freedom Division - Fatality in the 8100 block of Moores Chapel Road


Wednesday, December 4, 2019


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Investigation Unit is conducting a traffic fatality investigation that occurred in the 8100 block of Moores Chapel Road. 


On Wednesday December 4th, 2019 at 4:07 p.m., Freedom Division officers responded to a personal injury crash on Moores Chapel Road at Old Mount Holly Road.  Upon arrival, officers located a 2003 Freightliner Tractor, a 2003 Infiniti G35, and a 2012 Mercedes Benz ML350 that were involved.  Medic pronounced the driver of the Infiniti deceased on scene.  Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit, officers with the DWI Task Force, and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene to conduct the investigation.


The initial investigation has revealed that the Freightliner was traveling east on Moores Chapel Road when the Infiniti made a left turn in front of the Freightliner at the intersection of Old Mount Holly Rd.  The Freightliner was unable to stop and struck the driver’s side of the Infiniti pushing it into the Mercedes Benz that was traveling west. 


Failure to yield right of way by the driver of the Infiniti appears to be the proximate cause of the crash.  Impairment is not suspected for any of the drivers involved.  Excessive speed is also not believed to be a factor.  Both surviving drivers were interviewed on scene, along with an independent witness.  At this time, no charges have been filed.  The decedent’s identification is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact Detective Pressley at (704) 432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers website at   The report number for this case is 20191204-1607-03.


Complaint Number: 20191204-1607-03

Location: 8100 Moores Chapel Road

Division: Freedom


Vehicle 1: 2003 Freightliner Tractor

Driver: Kaying Yang, DOB 03/06/1969

Injury: None

Seatbelt: Yes


Vehicle 2: 2003 Infiniti G35

Driver: Withheld pending next of kin notification

Injury: Killed

Seatbelt: Yes


Vehicle 3: 2012 Mercedes Benz ML350

Driver: Abbey Meredith Kimrey, DOB 01/17/1979

Injury: None

Seatbelt: Yes