Woman Struck by Two Vehicles While Waiting for Car to be Towed in Charlotte, NC
CHARLOTTE, NC. – According to an online news report from wbtv.com, a woman was struck by two vehicles January 5 while she was waiting for a car to be towed in Charlotte, North Carolina. The circumstances of the accident are unusual, and police are reviewing the case to make sure no police officers deviated from protocol.*
On the morning of January 5, sometime at or around 2 a.m., officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department came upon a disabled vehicle on Westinghouse Boulevard, near South Tyron Street in Charlotte. Three people were outside of the car in the middle of the street, and officers stopped to offer assistance.
The officers called for a tow truck and then drove two of the three people home. A woman remained at the scene while the car was being loaded onto a tow truck. Officers said they offered her a ride somewhere, but she continued walking around the location, back and forth to a convenience store down the road.
When the vehicle was loaded, the officers went to the convenience store to find the woman, and they received a call about a person lying in the roadway. Two vehicles had struck the woman on South Tyron Street. The woman died at the scene. She has been identified as 22-year-old Breondra Rychelle Newman. Her city of residence was not reported.
The drivers of both vehicles stayed at the scene. Officers interviewed them and did not believe they were impaired. However, officers believe Newman might have been impaired at the time of the incident, based on her actions and witness statements.
The police department is reviewing all body camera video and audio and all evidence from the scene to make sure the officers complied with department policies. No additional information is available at this time.
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