Hickory Grove Division - Major Crash Detectives investigating a fatality


Tuesday, April 17, 2018,

On April 17, 2018 at 2:02 p.m., the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to an injury crash at Albemarle Road and Interstate 485.  Upon arrival officers located two vehicles involved in the crash.  MEDIC arrived and pronounced the driver of the Hyundai Elantra, Thomas Edward Emmett, deceased.  The driver of the Jeep Wrangler, Jackie Sue Spaide, was not injured. 

The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit and DWI Task Force responded to begin an investigation.  The investigation shows that Jackie Spaide was making a left turn from Albemarle Road onto I-485 into the path of the Hyundai that was traveling inbound on Albemarle Road.  The front of the Jeep struck the left side of the Hyundai causing it to travel off the roadway down an embankment. 

Jackie Sue Spaide was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle, driving while license revoked, and failure to yield right of way. 

The crash remains under investigation.  Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Detective Reibold at 704-432-2169.

​Media Brief-Fatal Crash Investigation

Event Number 2018-0417-140202

Division: Hickory Grove


Driver 1

Jackie Sue Spaide, WF, 12/22/1973 (No Injury)

Seat Belt:  Yes

Alcohol Use: No


Vehicle 1

2015  Jeep Wrangler


Driver 2

Thomas Edward Emmett, WM, 06/28/1944 (Deceased)

Seat Belt: Yes

Alcohol Use: No


Vehicle 2

2006 Hyundai Elantra