Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision in the University City Division


Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, October 4, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit are conducting a fatal motor vehicle collision in the University City Division.   

On Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 12:26 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of University City Boulevard at I-85 North.  Members of the Charlotte Fire Department and Medic also responded to the scene.  When officers arrived, they located a 2012 GMC Terrain and a 2012 Mazda 6. The GMC was sitting in the median with heavy front-end damage while the Mazda 6 was on the off-ramp of the I-85 North ramp. The driver of the GMC fled on foot before first responders arrived. The driver of the Mazda 6 was found unresponsive and transported to Atrium Main with life-threatening injuries.  

Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit and Crime Scene Search responded to the scene to investigate.  The initial investigation revealed that the driver of the GMC entered the intersection and struck the front right of the Mazda 6, causing the Mazda to spin 360 degrees before stopping on the off-ramp. From information gathered, detectives soon learned that the GMC had been stolen the previous day. CMPD is also investigating the reported stolen vehicle in this case. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210904-1618-03

On September 30, 2021, the driver of the Mazda 6 was pronounced deceased from injuries that she sustained in this crash.  The driver has been identified as Victoria Lewis, DOB: 06/07/1974.  Her family has been notified of her death.

The investigation into this collision is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about this case is asked to call Detective Buckley at 704-432-2169, extension 6.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210905-0056-00.