CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A 20-year-old riding a skateboard was killed in a wreck near the University City area Monday morning, authorities reported.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the incident occurred at approximately 6:38 a.m. in the 800 block of West Mallard Creek Church Road. Officers said there was a 2000 Buick LeSabre and a seriously injured pedestrian in the roadway.
Medic transported the pedestrian to Atrium Health CMC with life-threatening injuries, but he was later pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.
CMPD said it’s investigation indicates the Buick was traveling southeast on West Mallard Creek Church Road when an electronic motorized skateboard, operated by 20-year-old Jalen Donovan Worthy, crossed into the path of the Buick.
Worthy was struck by the Buick in the left travel lane. The driver of the Buick, Chuckwuemeka Azubuike Odudo, 46, remained on scene.
The accident occurred in a dark and unlit area and Worthy reportedly was not within the crosswalk.
Toxicology results for Worthy are pending.
This was the second deadly wreck involving a pedestrian on Monday morning in northeast Charlotte.