Woman Killed Crossing Busy South Charlotte Road

Andrew Tetreault

52-year-old Rhonda Michelle Cook was crossing Providence Road in a non-crosswalk zone when she was hit by a 2008 Nissan.

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal vehicle crash in the South Division.

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at approximately 3:34 p.m., South and Independence Division officers responded to the 5700 block of Providence Road in reference to a single motor-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Upon their arrival, officers located a 2008 Nissan Altima that was being driven by Eileen Redmond Miller. They also located a pedestrian in the roadway unconscious. Rhonda Michelle Cook, 52 had been struck by the Nissan.

Paramedics arrived and began CPR and other life-saving measures. The victim was transported to Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. Eileen Miller and her passenger did not sustain any injuries in this crash. The Major Crash Unit responded to conduct the investigation.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that Rhonda Cook was crossing Providence Road near Old Providence Road when she was struck by the Nissan Altima. The Nissan had been traveling southbound on Providence Road in the left straight lane at the time of the crash. Neither speed or impairment are contributing factors for the Nissan in this crash. A crosswalk was not being used by Rhonda Cook when she was struck. No charges have been filed against Eileen Miller at this time.