Two young brothers who were walking with their father to a day-care center were hit by a truck and killed Wednesday morning in west Charlotte, police say.
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The children were struck by a Sears delivery truck about 8 a.m. on West Tyvola Road at Shady Lane, police say.
Friends and other sources have identified the boys as Kadrien Pendergrass, 5, and his brother Jeremy Brewton, 1.
A woman is seen walking along West Tyvola Road at Shady Lane in this undated Google Street View image. Based on photos from the Charlotte Observer this may be the exact same location.
The Offical CMPD Press Release:
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Investigation Unit are conducting an investigation into a fatality accident that occurred at the 4500 block of Tyvola Road, which left two people deceased. The initial call for service came in at 8:10 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2012. Due to the ages of the victims, their names will not be released.
Westover Division officers responded to multiple victims struck at the intersection of Tyvola Road and Shady Lane. When officers arrived, they located three small children and their father in the roadway. The victims’ father advised that he was walking along the edge of the roadway with his children. He was pushing a stroller while his 5 year old son was pushing another stroller. The operator of the cargo truck was attempting to make a right turn onto W. Tyvola Road when he struck two of the small children and their father. Both children were transported to Carolina’s Medical Center, where they were pronounced deceased by medical staff. The father and the other child were not injured.
Crime Scene Search arrived on scene to collect evidence and photographs as the Major Crash Investigation Unit were conducting their investigation.
The suspect, Dirk Jerome Brown, DOB: 06/11/1979 was arrested and charged with two counts of Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please call 911 immediately or contact Detective Kevin Allred at 704-336-8862.
More details from the Charlotte Observer here.