Saturday, January 05, 2019
On January 5, 2019, at 3:46 a.m., Steele Creek division officers were dispatched to the 9700 block of S. Tryon Street for a public accident call for service. Several motorists called 911 to report discovering a possible body in the road. Upon arrival, officers located Breondra Rychelle Newman, DOB: 03/13/1996, lying in the right northbound lane of S. Tryon St. Ms. Newman was pronounced deceased on the scene by Medic.
Members of the Major Crash Investigation Unit, DWI Task Force and Crime Scene Search were called to the scene to conduct the investigation. The initial investigation shows Ms. Newman was standing in the right northbound lane of S. Tryon St when she was struck by two vehicles. The drivers of both vehicles remained on the scene, called 911 and were interviewed. Speed and or alcohol use by either driver is not a factor. Witnesses statements and evidence indicates Ms. Newman may have been impaired prior to being struck.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that a short time before the incident occurred, officers encountered a disabled vehicle on Westinghouse Boulevard near the intersection of S. Tryon Street. When officers arrived, they discovered Ms. Newman and two other people in the middle of the street with a disabled vehicle. Officers requested a wrecker to tow the vehicle out of the roadway and drove two of the people home.
The initial investigation reveals that officers offered to assist Ms. Newman with a ride home. Ms. Newman walked back and forth several times to a convenience store as officers waited for a wrecker to remove the vehicle from the roadway. When the vehicle was removed from scene officers looked for Ms. Newman at the convenience store before receiving a call for service about a person down in the roadway.
CMPD is reviewing all body-worn camera and surveillance video available of the area to ensure that the officers' actions were consistent with CMPD policy.
This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit. Any witnesses are asked to call Detective Steve Williams at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Event Number: 20190105034600
Location: 9700 S. Tryon Street
Division: Steele Creek
Pedestrian Information: Breondra Rychelle Newman, DOB:03/13/1996
Vehicle One: 2013 Dodge Dart
Driver One: Jaime Hodir Pacheco, DOB: 06/28/1996
Status: Not Injured
Vehicle two: 2017 KIA Optima
Driver Two: Loring O'Brien Joyner III, DOB: 08/11/1996
Status: Not Injured