***UPDATE*** University City Division - Fatality in the 9800 block of University City Boulevard

8/3/2019

Case Update: Saturday, August 3, 2019

The pedestrian who was struck and killed has been identified as Vivek Pathipati, DOB: 10/23/1994.  His family has been notified of his death.

This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit.  Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Officer Justin Kupfer 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 20190802-2357-06.

 

###


Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit is conducting an investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, August 2, 2019 at approximately 11:57 p.m.

CMPD Officers responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision located near the 9800 block of University City Boulevard, which is in the University Division.  Members of the Charlotte Fire Department and MEDIC also responded to the scene.  When officers arrived, they located a 2002 Mazda MPV LX van and a pedestrian which had been involved in the crash.  The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by MEDIC.   His name will be released once his family has been notified of his death.  The driver of the Mazda remained on the scene and did not sustain any injuries.

Officers with the Major Crash Investigation Unit, DWI Task Force and Crime Scene Search were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.  Their preliminary investigation indicates that the 2002 Mazda MPV LX van was traveling Northeast on University City Boulevard in the right lane when it struck the pedestrian who was either standing or walking in the right lane of University City Blvd near the white dashed divider lines.  

The driver in this crash was screened for impairment and was found not to be impaired at the time of the crash.  The road conditions were dry with no roadway lights, and this occurred during nighttime hours.  The pedestrian was not in a designated crosswalk or near an intersection.  Speed is not suspected to be a factor in this crash.

This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit.  Any witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or Officer Justin Kupfer 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 20190802-2357-06.

 

Pedestrian:

Information being held pending next of kin notification (Deceased)

 

Driver:

Charles Robert Miller, W/M, 03/28/1994 (No injuries)

 

Vehicle:

2002 Mazda MPV LX

 

###