Pedestrian with disabled vehicle hit, killed by cars
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police say a 22-year-old woman was hit and killed after apparently wandering away from disabled vehicle that was being towed away.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department issued a news release saying that officers had assisted Breondra Rychelle Newman after she and two other people were found with the disabled vehicle early Saturday. Officers drove the other two people home.
The release says that Newman waited for a wrecker to come despite officers’ offer to drive her home. After the car was towed, officers looked for her but didn’t immediately find her.
They later received a call that she’d been struck while walking in the road a short distance away. Officers believed she may have been intoxicated.
The release says that neither speed nor alcohol use was suspected by the drivers who hit her.