A woman is dead after being struck by an SUV while crossing the street early Wednesday morning in Charlotte.

It happened near the 8100 block of University City Boulevard around 1:30 a.m., according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Investigators closed University City Blvd eastbound from Chancellor Park Drive to Shopping Center Drive until 4:30 a.m. as CMPD’s Major Crash Investigation Unit processed the scene.

Police say the victim appeared to be a woman on her way home from work.  The driver of the SUV that hit her will not be facing charges since he was not speeding and was going through a green light at the time of the fatal crash.

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