A truck driver has been charged in connection with the crash that killed a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Wednesday morning.
At 3:39 a.m., two semi-trucks collided with each other on Interstate 85 South, sending both trucks into CMPD vehicles that were assisting State Highway Patrol with traffic for an earlier wreck, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Officer Mia Goodwin, 33, was killed and three other officers were injured.
Police on Thursday said Daniel Leon Morgan, 50, was driving a 2020 Volvo VNL truck and failed to reduce speed and move left to an open lane on the highway. Morgan’s truck struck four CMPD vehicles and Goodwin, police said in a news release.
Morgan is charged with involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor death by vehicle, failure to reduce speed and felony failure to move over for stopped emergency vehicles. He also was cited for knowingly displaying a fictitious registration plate.