Case Update: Sunday, March 24, 2019,
Major Crash Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have charged Vonda Patterson Steward, DOB: 07/07/1969, in connection with this case.
During the investigation, Detectives were able to identify the driver of Vehicle 1 as Vonda Patterson Steward. Detectives made contact with Vonda Steward on Sunday, March 24th and she voluntarily came to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Law Enforcement Center to be interviewed by Major Crash Detectives. After the interview was completed Vonda Steward was charged with felony hit and run, misdemeanor death by vehicle, driving while license revoked, registration violation, inspection violation and safe movement violation.
The crash remains under investigation. Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact Officer Justin Kupfer at (704) 432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.
Vonda Patterson Steward, B/F, 07/07/1969 (No Injuries)
Case Update: Saturday, March 23, 2019
The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as Daryl Lamont Miller, 07/26/1978. His family has been notified of his death.
This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.
Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact Officer Justin Kupfer at (704) 432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.
Saturday, March 23, 2019,
On Friday March 22, 2019 at 11:00 p.m., Westover Division Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash with injury at 2215 West Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers located a motorcycle and Ford Fusion involved in a crash. Officers located the motorcyclist lying on the road with serious injuries. MEDIC arrived on scene and pronounced the motorcyclist deceased. The driver of the Ford Fusion fled from the crash scene on foot. The CMPD Major Crash Investigation Unit and DWI Task Force responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.
Detectives determined that the motorcyclist was operating a motorcycle East on West Boulevard while traveling above the posted speed limit. The suspect was operating a Ford Fusion West on West Boulevard and was attempting to make a left turn from the left lane into the parking lot of 2215 West Boulevard. While making the left turn the Ford Fusion crossed into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the front right corner of the Ford Fusion causing the motorcyclist to be thrown from the motorcycle and come to rest at the edge of the roadway. The Ford Fusion came to rest in the parking lot of 2215 West Boulevard. Witnesses on scene stated that the driver of the Ford Fusion was a black female wearing a head scarf and purple robe who fled the scene on foot. Westover Division Officers established a perimeter and CMPD K-9 attempted to track the suspect who was not located.
CSS, Ops Command and the Medical Examiners Investigator responded to the scene.
This crash is being investigated by the CMPD Major Crash Investigations Unit. Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact Officer Justin Kupfer at (704) 432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.
Event # 20190322-2300-00
Location: 2215 West Boulevard
Crash Type: Hit and Run Vehicle vs. Motorcycle
Unknown, B/F, Unknown (Injury Unknown)
2007 Ford Fusion
Driver #2 (Motorcyclist)
Unknown, Unknown (Deceased)
***NEXT OF KIN HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED***
2003 Suzuki GSX-R6