Charges Filed in Two Traffic Fatalities

The following information was provided by the Winston-Salem Police Department and is public record.

Charges filed in death of Leonard Tillman

On November 20th, Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the 400 block of Silas Creek Parkway on the report of a single vehicle crash. The preliminary results of the on-scene investigation indicate that a Ford Fusion operated by Mr. Kedrick Oaks was traveling west on Silas Creek Parkway when the vehicle crossed left of center, exited the roadway and struck two trees. The passenger Leonard Tillman died at the scene as a result of his injuries sustained by the crash. The driver Kedrick Oaks was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries.


This crash resulted in the 20th fatality for 2016 as compared to 20 at this time in 2015

On December 7th, Mr. Kedrick Lenard Oaks was charged with Misdemeanor Death by Motor vehicle and was released on a written promise to appear in court. Mr. Oaks’ court date is January 11, 2017.


Charges filed in death of Steven Stewart

Officers of the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to a reported accident with injuries at the intersection of Link Road and Peters Creek Parkway. Upon their arrival, the found that Erik Brandon Randolph’s 1996 Dodge Van left the roadway and collided with 32 year old Steven Stewart who was standing on the sidewalk just south of the intersection of Link Road and Peters Creek waiting for his church bus.

On August 16, 2016, Mr. Stewart died at the hospital. After receiving the results of the autopsy, it has been determined that Mr. Stewart’s death was a direct result of the crash. This incident is now being classified as the 21st traffic fatality of 2016 as compared to 21 at this time in 2015.


The driver of the 1996 Dodge van, Erik Randolph, has been charged with 2nd degree Murder and is currently in the custody of the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $400,000.00 bond.