Charlotte teen involved in March 16 crash now faces death by vehicle charge

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have charged an 18-year-old driver after a 71-year-old woman died as a result of their March 16 crash.

Taylor Dechelle Adams, 18, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle on Thursday.

Police identified the woman who died as Geraldine Brown.

Brown was critically injured in a wreck at 4:02 p.m. March 16 on East W.T. Harris Boulevard between Wachovia Drive and IBM Drive, police said.

Officers said Brown’s 1990 Mazda had been struck in the rear by a 2007 Toyota Camry driven by Adams.

Medic took Brown to Carolina Medical Center with serious injuries. She died the next day.

Police said that Adams failed to reduce speed before hitting Brown’s car.