North Tryon Division - Fatality in the 600 block of West Sugar Creek Road


Case Update: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The pedestrian in this motor vehicle collision has been identified as Maize Gilmer Baskerville, DOB: 05/10/1973.

This collision remains under investigation.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affair's Office.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Crum with the Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-432-2169 Ext 4. 



Sunday, June 02, 2019

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at approximately 11:20 p.m., North Tryon Division officers responded to the 600 block of W. Sugar Creek Road in response to a two-motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in a wheelchair. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male in the roadway, along with a 2007 Toyota Corolla and 2007 Dodge Magnum that had been involved in a crash. Medic arrived on the crash scene and transported the pedestrian to Atrium Health where he was later pronounced deceased. The operator of the Toyota, Hortance Luyeye, and the operator of the Dodge, Antana Blue, did not sustain injury in this crash. There were no other passengers in the Toyota or the Dodge.  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 Toyota Corolla was traveling north on W. Sugar Creek and struck the pedestrian in the right lane of travel. After being struck by the Toyota the pedestrian came to a final resting position in the roadway. The Toyota, after striking the pedestrian, changed lanes to the left lane of travel and came to a stop in the roadway. After stopping, the Toyota was struck in the rear-area by the Dodge. Both operators remained on scene and were interviewed by Detectives. Speed and impairment are not factors for the operators of the motor vehicles in this crash. At this time it is unknown if the pedestrian was stationary or crossing the roadway. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash. Test results are pending for the pedestrian to determine if alcohol or other impairment is a factor.  The pedestrian's identification will be released pending a next of kin notification. 


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 # 2019-0601-2320-01

Location:  W. Sugar Creek Road near Argyle Drive

Division: North Tryon Division

Crash Type: Two Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian 



Name-  Hortance Tungu Luyeye, B/F, 12/07/1974 (No Injury)

Seatbelt- Yes

Impairment- None



Red 2007 Toyota Corolla



Name- Antana Myesha Blue, B/F, 12/05/1999 (No Injury)

Seatbelt- Yes

Impairment- No



Blue 2007 Dodge Magnum



Identification withheld pending family notification 

Crosswalk- No

Impairment- Unknown test pending