Pedestrian killed in south Charlotte crash identified

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car in south Charlotte Monday afternoon. 

According to CMPD, officers responded to a crash on Pineville-Matthews Road at the intersection of Arboretum Drive a little before 4 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found a pedestrian lying in the roadway and a 2000 Toyota Camry with significant damage to the front end. The victim, identified as 83-year-old Ileana Barna, was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Medical personnel pronounced the pedestrian dead due to injuries sustained in the accident. 

Investigators said Barna was trying to cross the road when they stopped directly in the path of the Toyota. The driver of the Toyota immediately stopped and called 911. 

Police said Barna was crossing at an intersection without marked crosswalks and there were no pedestrian crossing signals. Excessive speed is not suspected as a contributing factor to the crash. 

No charges have been filed in connection with the crash. CMPD said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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