***UPDATE*** University City Division - Fatality in the 7000 block of University City Boulevard

6/21/2019

Case Update: Friday, June 21, 2019

The pedestrian in this case has been identified as Barbara Beverley Coleman, DOB: 02/05/1966The next of kin has been notified.

This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 or Detective Steve Williams at (704) 432-6802.

 

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

On June 20, 2019 at 8:53 a.m., University City Officers were dispatched to the 7000 block of University City Boulevard in reference to a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle. Upon officer's arrival, they located the pedestrian unresponsive in the roadway. The Chevrolet Trailblazer had pulled over to the right and stopped several feet away from the pedestrian. Several witnesses remained on the scene. The pedestrian was transported from the crash scene to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center by MEDIC where she was pronounced deceased at 9:27 a.m. by the emergency room staff.

Members of the Major Crash Investigation Unit, Crime Scene Search responded to conduct the investigation. The investigation revealed the pedestrian crossed in front of a vehicle that was able to stop in the right lane. The pedestrian continued walking and walked into the right front quarter panel of the Chevrolet Trailblazer that was in the left lane. Witnesses stated the pedestrian appeared to be not paying attention to traffic as she entered the roadway.

This section of University City Boulevard is at a T- intersection, but is not controlled by a stop and go signal and is not marked or controlled for pedestrian crossing. Speed and alcohol are not factors for the driver.

This crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 or Detective Steve Williams at (704) 432-6802. 

Report number: 20190620-0853-02

  • Vehicle #1 – 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • Driver #1 – Yarnnick Jamons Ford, DOB: 06/05/1990
  • Status – Not Injured
  • Pedestrian – Unknown Female
  • Status - Deceased

 

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