A man struck by a car that veered off North Sharon Amity Road late Friday died of his injuries Saturday evening.
Jesse Ryan Brackett, 21, was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Another person – a juvenile – was also struck by the silver Hyundai Elantra. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have not released that person’s name but said the injures were not life-threatening.
The driver of the Elantra, 25-year-old Erica Sharmaine Ashley, was also injured and taken to the hospital. Her car struck several trees after hitting the two people, police said, but her injuries were not life-threatening.
Police say Brackett and the juvenile were standing on the sidewalk on North Sharon Amity Road between Central Avenue and Albemarle Road when they were struck by the Elantra, which had been headed south in the right lane.
The crash remains under investigation, and it was unclear on Sunday what, if any, charges Ashley would face.
Fourteen pedestrians or bicyclists have died on Charlotte streets in 2012, putting the city on pace for one of its deadliest years in recent memory.
On Sunday, police announced they had obtained an arrest warrant charging Racquel Belinda Mallory with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal crash Saturday morning.
Ricky Neal, 46, was walking across Beatties Ford Road in west Charlotte when he was struck and killed by a car. Mallory, 38, was charged Saturday with driving while impaired.