New York City, d. 1.May.2011, killed
by hit and run driver
On May 1, 2011, Edward “Carl” Hedrick III, was fatally injured
during a competitive bicycle race in Charlotte, N.C. He was there
visiting his mother from New York City where he was employed as a
Born Dec. 16, 1981, Carl was a 1999 graduate of Allegany High
School. His lifelong love of cycling took him to New York City
where he took to Manhattan’s fast paced streets delivering
everything from high fashion clothing to feature length movies in
pre-theatrical release. He recently participated in a travel
channel special “Triple Rush,” which depicted the daily risk and
passion that messengers have for their vocation.
Carl is survived by his father, Edward Carl Hedrick Jr., of
Cumberland; mother Joni Dove Webster, of Charlotte, N.C., and
sister, Lindsey Dove Hedrick, of Baltimore.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011, in New
York City, followed by a bike ride over the Williamsburg Bridge in
which his many friends and fellow messengers will carry his bike
and ashes over the bridge as they celebrate his spirit and ride in
The Williamsburg Bridge was a part of his daily commute from
Brooklyn to Manhattan where his love of NYC was strengthened by
the view of the city’s skyline. He was loved deeply and will be
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to
Time's Up, P.O. Box 2030, New York, NY 10009 or by going online at
mark “In Memory of Carl Hedrick” on your check or online.
Former councilman’s son killed in hit, run
Cumberland Times-News, May 3, 2011
Former city resident Edward Carl Hedrick III, 29, was fatally
injured in a hit-and-run incident Sunday in south Charlotte, N.C.,
according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Hedrick is the son of former Cumberland city councilman Ed Hedrick.
According to police, Hedrick was bicycling with two friends on
Poindexter Drive at Lawndale Road when he apparently fell from his
As his friends tried to get him off the road, a vehicle came down
Poindexter Drive toward South Boulevard, failed to slow and struck
Hedrick while he was on the ground. Hedrick’s friends tried to flag
down the vehicle, but were unsuccessful.
Hedrick was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics following the
5:51 a.m., incident, police said.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Major Crash
Investigations Unit is requesting the public’s assistance to locate
the suspect vehicle — an older model, silver or light blue-colored,
four-door vehicle, possibly a Toyota Tercel or Corolla.
The vehicle was last seen on Poindexter traveling toward South
Boulevard. The suspect vehicle possibly sustained minor damage to
the front end and undercarriage, police said.
A private reward in the amount of $1,000 has been established by
CABA through the Charlotte Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers to be used as
a reward for tips leading to the arrest of the hit and run driver
who killed Edward “Carl” Hedrick early a.m. on May 1 on Poindexter
Road near South Boulevard. Crime Stoppers will pay up to an
additional $1,000 for information leading to the closure of this
case. For details on the crash see: Charlotte Velo. Contact
CMCS anonymously at 334-1600.
Word on the street Interview with Carl Hedrick