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One person killed after pedestrian accident in north Charlotte

Police responded to the scene for reports of a pedestrian struck around 9:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Beatties Ford Rd.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person has died after a pedestrian accident in north Charlotte, Mecklenburg EMS (Medic) confirms.

Police responded to the scene for reports of a pedestrian struck around 9:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Beatties Ford Rd. When offices arrived, they located a 2011 Toyota Corolla driven by 24-year-old Shawn-Dale Ashley and a pedestrian 26-year-old Jamal McCullough, who had been hit. 

Medic arrived to the scene and pronounced McCullough deceased. Ashley did not sustain injury and there were no other passengers in the Toyota.

 According to police preliminary investigation, the Toyota Corolla was traveling south on Beatties Ford in the right lane and struck McCullough just south of Hildebrand St. McCullough entered the roadway from a sidewalk and was inside a crosswalk when he was struck. Police said this crosswalk is located mid-block and is not at an intersection with a cross street that requires traffic control. However, this crosswalk does have a traffic control present which requires a pedestrian to activate the control light for traffic to stop. McCullough stepped off a sidewalk and into the roadway without the traffic control light activated. 

Speed and impairment are not factors in this crash for Ashley, but impairment is suspected for McCullough and test results are pending.

The CMPD Major Crash Unit responded to the crash scene to conduct an investigation.

Currently, there are no charges pending.   

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