Fatal Crash Investigation in the Westover Division

Published on May 30, 2023

Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, May 30, 2023) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash in the Westover Division.


On Monday, May 29, 2023, at approximately 11:58 p.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Tyvola Rd in reference to a motor vehicle crash call for service. Upon arrival, officers located a 2007 BMW X5 off the roadway and overturned. Medic arrived on scene and pronounced the driver, Mr. Kendall Crawford (DOB: 01/14/1987), deceased due to injuries sustained in the collision.


Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit, DWI Task Force and Crime Scene Search responded to the scene to conduct their investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed that the BMW was traveling east on Tyvola Rd at a high rate of speed, when the driver lost control, ran off the left side of the road, and overturned.  Mr. Crawford was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.


Excessive speed appears to be a factor in this collision.  Toxicology results are pending to determine if impairment is also a factor.


Mr. Crawford’s next of kin has been notified of his death.


The investigation into this crash is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD’s Public Affairs Office. Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about this case is asked to call Detective Worthy at (704) 432-2169, extension 4.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. For additional information about this crash, please refer to the report: 2023-0529-2358-00.




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