MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Police Department identified Modesty Shelton, a 16-year-old student at Rocky River High School, as the victim in a fatal vehicle collision that occurred before 7 a.m. Nov. 9 at the 12600 block of Lawyers Road.
The initial investigation indicates the victim lost control of her vehicle and crossed the center line. Another vehicle struck the passenger side, police said. Shelton was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle exited the vehicle on her own. She was taken to the hospital for precaution and released.
Police said speed appeared to be a factor. They are working with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s major crash investigations unit. Police encourage people to call 704-545-1085 with details about the wreck.
Maya Garner started a GoFundMe page to cover Modesty’s funeral experience. Eighty-four people have pledged $3,691 in donations within 12 hours.