CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A juvenile has died and another pedestrian has been transported to a local hospital after being hit by a tractor-trailer, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
On Monday, police identified the juvenile as a three-year-old boy.
Around 12:47 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 9500 block of Brookshire Boulevard in reverence to a motor vehicle crash involving three pedestrians.
When officials arrived, they saw a 2018 Freightliner tractor-trailer, two injured pedestrians and one uninjured pedestrian.
Medic pronounced the young boy dead at the scene and the other pedestrian, a 34-year-old woman, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The third pedestrian was also a juvenile and transported to a local hospital with no injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 42-year-old male, remained at the scene and did not suffer any injuries.
CMPD says the three pedestrians were walking west across Brookshire Boulevard in a crosswalk when two of the pedestrians were struck by the tractor-trailer which was traveling south.
According to the investigation, the driver had a solid green light during the time of the crash and the pedestrians were crossing while a solid red hand was displayed.
Speed and impairment do not seem to be factors in the crash, officials said.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kupfer at 704-432-2169. You can also make an anonymous tip by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
This is a developing story; check back for updates.