Westover Division - Fatality in the 800 block of Billy Graham Parkway


Friday, July 19, 2019

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit is conducting an investigation into a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on June 20, 2019.  The call for service came in at 7:59 p.m.

Officers responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision with injury near the 800 block of Billy Graham Parkway, which is in the Westover Division.  Members of the Charlotte Fire Department and MEDIC also responded to the scene.  When officers arrived, they located three vehicles which had been involved in the crash.  Occupants of the three vehicles were transported by MEDIC to Atrium Health's Carolina's Medical Center.

Officers with the Major Crash Investigation Unit, DWI Task Force and Crime Scene Search were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.  The investigation indicates that a Honda Accord traveling East on Billy Graham Parkway next to a Buick Enclave was unable to maintain its lane and struck the Buick Enclave.  This caused the Buick Enclave to veer left off the road, cross over the grass median, and into oncoming traffic.  The Buick Enclave then struck a Mazda 3S head-on.  This caused the Buick Enclave to enter the next lane of travel and into the path of a Hyundai Sonata, which struck the passenger's side of the Buick Enclave.

The Honda Accord failed to stop or remain on the scene.  The driver and three passengers of the Buick Enclave were transported by MEDIC to Atrium Health's Carolina's Medical Center with serious injuries.  The driver of the Mazda and driver of the Hyundai were also transported by MEDIC to Atrium Health's Carolina's Medical Center.

On Friday, June 28, 2019, a Honda Accord matching the description of the Honda Accord that was observed driving away from the scene of this crash was located by Hickory Grove Division Officers.  The Honda Accord that was located had damage consistent with striking the Buick Enclave.  The Honda Accord was seized and processed by Crime Scene Search.

On Monday, July 8, 2019, the driver of the Buick Enclave succumbed to injuries sustained from the motor vehicle crash and was pronounced deceased at Atrium Health's Carolina's Medical Center.  

This case is being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments Major Crash Investigation Unit as a Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash Fatality.  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 20190620-1959-00.

Vehicle 1: 2004 Honda Accord

Driver: Unknown

Vehicle 2: 2014 Buick Enclave

Driver: Lester Wayne Anderson, DOB: 10/26/1955

Status: Deceased - Next of kin has been notified 


Passenger: Sheri Anderson, DOB: 11/02/1958

Status: Serious Injuries


Passenger: 14-year-old juvenile

Status: Serious Injuries


Passenger:13-year-old juvenile

Status: Serious Injuries


Vehicle 3: 2007 Mazda 3S

Driver: Justice Adhim Thornton, DOB: 04/02/1996

Status: Injured


Vehicle 4: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Driver: Tamara Powell Frazier, DOB: 08/02/1968

Status: Injured