Pedestrian hit, killed in southeast Charlotte accident identified

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UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as Dwayne Clifford Selman, 50. 


A pedestrian died after being hit by a car Tuesday evening in southeast Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. 

The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Sardis Road North at the intersection of Krefeld Drive for reports of a pedestrian hit. 

Upon arrival, officers found a 2015 Dodge Journey with damage to the front end of the car and a man lying in the roadway. Medic pronounced man dead on scene. 

The driver of the car has been identified as Arturo Cruz Duran.

The initial investigation indicates that the pedestrian was trying to cross the two southwest lanes of Sardis Road North as the Dodge was oncoming. The pedestrian was hit by the front left corner of the Dodge and thrown to the pavement. 

Police said the intersection that the pedestrian was crossing at was controlled by a stoplight with crosswalks. It appears the pedestrian was walking against the signals, and alcohol was a contributing factor. 

Duran was interviewed and screened for impairment. No substances were found in his system. Police are still investigating if excessive speed was a factor. It is unclear if there will be any charges at this time. 

Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call Detective Oberer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at 704-432-2169, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.