CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A man was charged with murder following a crash that killed someone in north Charlotte earlier this month.

Jeremy Levonne Davis, 30, who was in the Mecklenburg County Jail on previous charges, was also charged with felony hit-and-run. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers were called to a crash involving a pedestrian at Sugar Creek Road and I-85 at 1:45 a.m. on October 4. 

The victim, 48-year-old Willie Nathaniel Corry Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. 

North Carolina State Highway Patrol found a silver 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis down an embankment between the I-85 connector and Reagan Drive. Officials said there were no occupants in the vehicle.

A CMPD K-9 was called to the scene to look for the driver or any potential occupants, but nobody was found. 

A witness provided information that led officers to the 7-11 store at 1120 West Sugar Creek Road.

The suspect vehicle that was found in the embankment was at the 7-11 store prior to the crash, CMPD determined, and Corry had been in the vehicle.

When Corry entered the 7-11, the vehicle began to back out of the parking space. Corry exited the store and grabbed the front passenger door, holding onto the outside of the vehicle, police said.

CMPD said the vehicle then drove out of the parking lot with Corry still holding on. The car entered onto I-85 northbound, and Corry became separated from the vehicle.

Multiple agencies investigated the case, including the CMPD Major Crash Investigations Unit, DWI Task Force, Crime Scene Search, and NCSHP. 

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