Thursday, July 19, 2012

MCIU Detectives Investigating Hit and Run on Brown-Grier Road

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Investigation Unit are conducting an investigation into a hit and run accident involving a vehicle driven by Jenna Woodring and a bicyclist (which resulted in serious injury) to the 50-year old bicyclist, George Scott Curtis.

On July 19, 2012, at approximately 5:50 a.m., Steele Creek Division patrol officers responded to 13900 Brown-Grier Road in reference to a hit and run with injuries.   Upon arrival, officers located a male victim lying in the roadway with serious injuries. Mr. George Curtis was transported to CMC Main with life threatening injuries.  Officers on scene put out a description of the suspect vehicle that was seen fleeing the scene. Shortly after the incident, citizens called 911 stating that there was a vehicle driving erratically on the outer loop of I-485 near Independence Boulevard.

One of the citizens followed the suspect vehicle to the Rocky River Road exit where State Highway Patrol was able to conduct a traffic stop. State Highway Patrol then contacted CMPD advising them they had the hit and run suspect and vehicle.  The suspect in this case was identified as Jenna Esperanza Woodring.  Ms. Woodring was transported to the CMPD headquarters to be interviewed by detectives. Her vehicle was also towed and is currently being processed by Crime Scene Investigation Unit. Ms. Woodring has been charged with DWI, Felony Hit and Run, and Felony Serious Injury by Vehicle.

This collision is under investigation by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major crash Investigation Unit.  Any witnesses to this collision are being asked to call Detective R. Gormican at 704-432-2169.