North Tryon Division - Major Crash Detectives investigating a fatality in the 5000 block of North Tryon Street


Thursday, June 07, 2018,

On May 29, 2018 at 1:17 p.m., North Tryon Division officers were dispatched to the 5000 block of North Tryon Street in reference to a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle call for service. Upon officer's arrival to the scene they located the pedestrian lying in the road, the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian had fled the scene in the vehicle. Witnesses to the crash gave officers the vehicle description and direction of travel.

The pedestrian was transported from the scene by MEDIC with life threatening injuries.

North Tryon Division officers located the vehicle and driver a short time later. The driver was interviewed and arrested.  Crime Scene Investigators processed the vehicle on the scene.

On June 06, 2018, Clyde Cumberlander was pronounced deceased as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.  The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit has been assigned this case as a result of Mr. Cumberlander's death.


Any witnesses are asked to call crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective Steve Williams at 704-432-2169.


Event Number: 20180529131702

Location: 5035 N. Tryon Street

Division: North Tryon


Driver/Suspect: Joshua Elliott Greene, B/M, DOB: 04/10/1998

Status: Uninjured


Vehicle: Volkswagen Passat



Pedestrian: Clyde Cumberlander B/M, DOB: 06/01/1944

Status: Deceased