A woman died Tuesday night after being struck by a vehicle in the 1300 block of West Sugar Creek Road, authorities said.
It’s the third pedestrian death of the week, two involving cars and one involving a train. In the first two cases, the pedestrians had been drinking, police suspect.
The latest victim was identified as Francisca Mia Rosada, age 27.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they were called at 9:06 p.m. Tuesday and arrived on West Sugar Creek Road to find to find a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Hal Jerome Stephens had struck a pedestrian in the roadway. MEDIC arrived and took Rosada to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries; she later died.
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A preliminary investigation determined the Rosada was standing mid-block in the right lane, not near any crosswalk, police said.
Speed was not a contributing factor. Detectives said they are investigating to determine if the pedestrian was impaired.
Two other Charlotte pedestrians were injured in unrelated incidents, one on Tuesday and another early Wednesday.
One involved a high-ranking Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools official who was hit by a vehicle at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of East 4th Street and South Davidson Street, according to Medic. The injuries were not life-threatening, officials said. The victim was identified by CMS as Akeshia Craven-Howell, the assistant superintendent in charge of student assignment and magnet programs.
The other incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 8600 block of South Boulevard, according to the Observer’s news partner WBTV. One person was struck by a vehicle.
The extent of the injury was unclear, WBTV reported.