Posted on Monday October 14, 2019
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
We apologize, the victim's name was not in the correct order on the original release. The correct name (As now shown below) is: Mrs. Vira Hryhorivna Nahorna.
October 14, 2019
On Monday, October 14, 2019, at approximately 10:11 a.m., Matthews officers responded to the parking lot of the Aldi located at 555 W. John St. regarding a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon officer’s arrival, they located a female with injuries who was transported to CMC Main. Sadly, the pedestrian was later pronounced deceased at the hospital and identified as Mrs. Vira Hryhorivna Nahorna (DOB – 12/10/1939) of Charlotte. The driver of the vehicle initially left the scene and contacted Matthews Police Department Communications a short time later to meet with officers.
This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Matthews Police Department Accident Reconstruction Unit. No charges have been filed at this time.
We encourage all drivers to please slow down and be cautious of pedestrians. Please take a moment to follow the provided links below on pedestrian and distracted driving safety tips.
Pedestrian Safety Tips - https://ncvisionzero.org/safety-focus-areas/pedestrians/
Driving Safety Tips - https://ncvisionzero.org/safety-focus-areas/distracted-driving/