Friday, October 25, 2019
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit is conducting a fatal crash investigation that occurred on October 25, 2019. The call for service came in at 7:50 a.m.
Providence Division officers responded to a single vehicle crash with injuries located in the 1300 block of Runnymede Lane. Members of the Charlotte Fire Department and MEDIC also responded to the scene. When officers arrived, they located a white four door Cadillac ATS that had struck the curb and ran off the road to the right. The Cadillac continued traveling and drove through a wooden privacy fence, traveled through a creek and struck a large tree. The driver and passenger were both transported from the scene to Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center. The front passenger suffered life threatening injuries and the driver had minor injuries. The front passenger was pronounced deceased at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center at 8:24 a.m.
Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit and Crime Scene Search were called to the scene to conduct the investigation. The initial investigation shows the Cadillac was traveling east in the right lane of Runnymede Lane. The vehicle struck the curb to the right and drove onto the sidewalk. The vehicle continued traveling and struck a wooden privacy fence and drove into a small creek before striking a large tree.
The driver and the front seat passenger were not wearing seatbelts. The front seat passenger was a child that should have been in an appropriate child seat for his age and weight.
Speed and inattention appear to be a factor in this case. Alcohol use by the driver is not a factor.
Detectives have obtained warrants for involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, no operator's license and child restraint violation. The driver will be served with the warrants upon release from the hospital.
As new information develops it will be released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Public Information Office. This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Detective Steve Williams at 704-432-2169. The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. The report number for this case is 20191025-0750-00.
Event Numbers: 20191025-0750-00
Location: 1350 Runnymede Lane
Driver: Anthony Tremane Bailey, DOB: 11/07/1994
Front Passenger: information withheld 6-year-old B/M child (not being released due to the age of the child)