The Major Crash Investigation Unit at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has confirmed the death of one 27-year-old pedestrian, who met an accident last night at around 11:45 here at the Central Ave in Charlotte, NC.
The deceased, according to the Investigation Unit, is identified as Chandra Phuyel, who originally hailed from Samdrupdzongkhar district in Bhutan. Late Phuyel arrived Charlotte, NC on March 11, 2010 through third country resettlement program.
It is reported that late Phuyel, who was trying to cross Central Avenue, was hit and killed by a van traveling outbound in the 3100 block.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police authorities, Phuyel, 27, was attempting to cross Central just before midnight when he walked into the path of a Honda Odyssey driven by 40-year-old Nga Phan.
A local paper reported that though the Medic responded immediately after the incident, but Phuyel died on the scene.
The driver of the Odyssey is reported uninjured.
Bhagi Phuyel, brother of the deceased, informed that two police detectives arrived his home early today morning to inform about the incident. Until this time the family members were unaware of the accident that occurred last night.
Bhagi further added that the detectives informed the family members that a car driven by a woman hit late Chandra. Bhagi further quoted the detectives as saying that the dead body is kept at a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, an emergency meeting of the Bhutanese community folks in Charlotte today morning decided to collect financial assistance to help the bereaved family with the cremation process of late Chandra.
The crash is under investigation by CMPD’s Major Crash Investigation Unit. Witnesses are asked to call Detective Kevin Allred at 704-336-8862.
Late Chandra, who is reported as mute and deaf, is survived by his wife, three-year-old son, six brothers, one sister and parents.
This second death involving pedestrian-accident occurred in less than a month in North Carolina—the other one in Raleigh on September 7, 2011 where a 68-year old Bhutanese died shortly after a sedan car hit him.