SHP Identifies Trooper Involved In Mecklenburg County Crash


The State Highway Patrol and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating a crash involving a state trooper that occurred today on Tuckaseegee Road and Edgewood Road in Charlotte.   
Trooper Christopher L. Wooten, a 14-year veteran assigned to the Patrol’s motorcycle unit, was attempting to conduct a traffic stop when the crash occurred.  As a result, Wooten was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  
Investigators from CMPD and SHP are actively searching for a vehicle of interest which is identified in the attached photo.  Anyone with information related to the crash or the vehicle in question is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 704-334-1600 or by visiting the website at  The report number for this incident is 20190722-0929-00.
Further inquiries related to the crash investigation should be directed to CMPD, as they are lead in the investigation.  


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