Tractor trailer driver charged in crash that killed North Carolina police officer

Published 6:25 am Monday, December 27, 2021

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The driver of a tractor trailer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a crash that killed a North Carolina police officer investigating a crash on Interstate 85, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced Thursday.

Daniel Morgan, 50, failed to move left to an open lane or slow the Volvo VNL early Wednesday and it struck four police vehicles, a semi-truck and Officer Mia Goodwin, police said in a news release.

Goodwin, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries she received in that crash, police said. Three other officers were taken to a Charlotte hospital, where they were treated and released, police said.

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Morgan was deemed not impaired and after an interview police said he was charged with involuntary manslaughter, death by motor vehicle, failure to reduce speed and failure to move over for stopped emergency vehicles. Morgan was also cited for displaying a fictitious registration plate knowing it was fictitious.

It’s not known if Morgan has an attorney.