North Tryon Division - Fatality in the 4100 block of The Plaza


Friday, August 30, 2019

On Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 10:48 p.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's North Tryon Division responded to a vehicle crash located in the 4100 block of The Plaza.  Upon their arrival, the officers located a 2004 Subaru Impreza stopped in the right-hand lane of The Plaza and a pedestrian laying on the curb in front of 4110 The Plaza, with his legs in the roadway. The pedestrian was transported by MEDIC to Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased by Hospital staff.  

The initial investigation has revealed that the Subaru Impreza was traveling northeast on the Plaza in the right-hand lane when the pedestrian stepped from the curb into the path of the Subaru and was struck by the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Mrs. Kendra Leah Bledsoe, immediately stopped her vehicle and called 911.  Mrs. Bledsoe remained at the scene and was both interviewed by detectives and screened for impairment.  No signs of impairment were detected for Mrs. Bledsoe.  Speed is not suspected as a contributing factor of the crash.   

The crash remains under investigation.  Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about the case is asked to call Officer Jamieson at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  The report number for this investigation is 20190829-224800.


Pedestrian:     Brian Larotoda Cathey

Black Male, DOB: 08/22/1969

Injury: Deceased


Vehicle 1:       2004 Subaru Impreza

Driver 1:        Kendra Leah Bledsoe

White Female, DOB: 09/17/1993

Injury: No Injury

Seatbelt:  Yes