Police: Man hit, killed while crossing road in Plaza-Midwood

- A man was hit and killed by a vehicle while crossing the road in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood overnight, police said. 

The incident happened around 12:16 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16 in the 1300 block of The Plaza near Central Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found a man, identified as Charles White, 59, in the roadway. Medic arrived and began to transported White to Carolinas Medical Center-Main, however he was pronounced deceased at 12:32 a.m. Monday while still in transport to the hospital.            

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Unit responded to conduct an investigation. Their preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 GMC SUV, driven by Frank McCorey, was traveling north on The Plaza. 

As the GMC entered the 1300 block of The Plaza, the pedestrian, White, entered the roadway and began crossing the street. As White crossed the roadway, he was struck by the GMC. Neither speed or alcohol are contributing factors for the driver of the GMC in this crash. 

CMPD said White was wearing dark clothing and was not crossing in a crosswalk at the time of the crash. It is currently unknown if White was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision.

Next of kin have been notified of White’s death.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Crum at 704-432-2169. They may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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