Independence Division - Major Crash Detectives investigating a fatality in the 6600 block of Idlewild Road


Wednesday, October 10, 2018,

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 9:23 a.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Independence Division responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 6600 block of Idlewild Road.  Upon their arrival, the officers located a 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T which had struck three vehicles.  CFD and MEDIC arrived and pronounced the driver of one of the other vehicles involved deceased at the scene.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigations Unit, DWI Task Force and Motorcycle Unit responded to conduct their investigation.   

The preliminary investigation shows the Dodge Challenger, driven by Julianne Wilson, was traveling westbound on Idlewild Road near Hunting Ridge Lane when it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic at a high rate of speed.  The Dodge Challenger struck a Buick Lucerne head-on.  The driver of the Buick, Silvia Ester Morales, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The Dodge Challenger then spun out of control and continued in the eastbound lanes, striking a 2011 Nissan Sentra driven by Kashif Kwawaja.  The Dodge Challenger also struck a 2008 Dodge Caliber driven by Janai Hunter at about the same time it struck the Nissan.  Debris from the crash struck a pedestrian, Denise Boatwright, who was standing at the bus stop on Idlewild Road.  Debris from the crash also struck a 2012 Mazda 6 driven by Lukas Kabilka which was traveling eastbound on Idlewild Road. 

Julianne Wilson was transported to Atrium-Main with life-threatening injuries.  Kashif Kwawaja was transported to Atrium-Main with serious injuries.  Nicole Boatwright was also transported to Atrium-Main with minor injuries.  The other persons involved were not injured. 

Detectives have obtained arrest warrants on Julianne Nichole Wilson for the charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Driving.  These warrants will be served once she is released from the hospital.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to contact Detective Gormican, CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit at 704-432-2169.



Report Number: 20181010092302

Location:  6600 Idlewild Road


Vehicle 1: 2018 Dodge Charger R/T

Driver 1: Julianne Nichole Wilson, WF, DOB: 6/19/1986

Seat Belt: Yes

Impairment: No

Injury: Life-Threatening


Vehicle 2: 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL

Driver 2: Silvia Ester Morales, HF, DOB: 11/26/1963

Injury: Death

Seat Belt: Yes

Impairment: No


Vehicle 3: 2011 Nissan Sentra

Driver 3: Kashif Khawaja, BF, DOB: 12/11/1976

Seat Belt: Yes

Injury: Serious


Vehicle 4: 2008 Dodge Caliber

Driver 4: Janai Rose Hunter, BF, DOB: 9/14/1993

Seat Belt: Yes

Injury: None


Vehicle 5: 2012 Mazda 6

Driver 5: Lucas Kabilka, WM, DOB: 6/1/1990

Seat belt: Yes

Injury: None


Pedestrian: Denise Nicole Boatwright, BF, DOB: 5/13/1983

Injury: Minor